Blackberry has more smartphones in store for its users following the release of the Nokia 6 smartphone which is the company’s first Android-powered device. Blackberry has since announced that its upcoming device, the BlackBerry Mercury which will sport a physical QWERTY keyboard and pack and Android OS on board is getting out soon.
Although the smartphone’s introduction came on a rather weird plane following the showcase of the device by TCL at the CES 2017 which held earlier this month, BlackBerry decided to keep the specs a mystery till the official unveiling.
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So, the only thing known about the Blackberry Mercury remains the hands-on experience, the shape, and design as other details including the release date, pricing, and specs are still unknown. However, TCL is expected to make a major announcement regarding the device later next month at the Mobile World Conference which will be holding in Barcelona.
According to reports, BlackBerry will hold its mobile conference on 25th of February. Leaks and rumors of the device, however, suggest that the much-expected device may sport a 4.5-inch screen with a display resolution of 1,620×1,080 which is expected to do justice to the small screen. Other specs expected on the next smartphone from Nokia includes the Snapdragon 821 SoC although it’s been rumored that the smartphone may otherwise sport the Snapdragon 625 chipset with 4 GB of RAM running a 64 GB of internal storage size. On the camera front, the smartphone is expected to sport a front-facing 8 MP camera unit and a 13 MP rear-facing camera. It is also expected to run on the Android 7.0 Nougat.
Other details are yet unknown including the battery size although it’s been projected that along with the internal storage size, Nokia will provide support for microSD card and the 3.5mm audio port.