The BlackBerry Mercury is the remaining device of the three that the Canadian company promised to release before the end of 2016.
While the year has already ended and we are now into 2017, it appears that the BlackBerry Mercury smartphone should be ready for launch at the upcoming CES 2017 event that starts on January 3. Even though BlackBerry has not said a thing about this phone, leaks and speculations have already given out just about everything this phone will come with.
Like the other BlackBerry phones released in 2016 – the DTEK50 and DTEK60 – the upcoming BlackBerry Mercury, which could end up being called DTEK70, is also made by Chinese electronics company TCL. The phone, according to leaks, will come with a screen resolution of 1620 x 1080 pixels, ending up with a stunning pixel density of 420 ppi. It gets even better when it comes to the software aspect as the Mercury is said to come preinstalled with the latest Android Nougat OS.
There were rumors that the remaining BlackBerry phone from the three the company pledged to release in 2016 will keep the company’s trademark physical QWERTY keyboard. Well, it appears that this will indeed be the case. Apparently, leaked screenshots of the phone show that there are no on-screen soft keys, instead, they should be located just below the screen. Even further below them will be the physical keyboard – a feature that many will relish having on a phone that boasts a possible 4.6-inch screen size that also supports touch input.
Other rumors claim that the BlackBerry Mercury will come with a Snapdragon 625 SoC that is paired with a RAM of 3GB and onboard storage of 32GB. To keep the device alive, TCL will equip it with a monstrous 3400mAh battery that should promise more than a day’s use on a single charge.