A few months ago, BlackBerry announced that they won’t build their own phones anymore, but this doesn’t mean that the Canadian manufacturer will stop launching new models. On the contrary!
According to the latest rumours, a new handset, currently known as BlackBerry Mercury, should make its debut in the near future. Supporting this there’s a set of live images with it, spotted on Chinese website Weibo, showing the phone in its full glory.
BlackBerry remains faithful to the physical QWERTY keyboard, seen on several of their older and newer devices, but the phone will also sport a touchscreen, measuring 4.5 inches and featuring a 3:2 ratio. Not as unusual as the Passport, which had a 1:1 ratio, but still something you don’t see every day!
Moving on to the possible specs, the BlackBerry Mercury should be powered by a Qualcomm chip, with an quad-core configuration, being clocked at 2.0 GHz, alongside 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. For the moment, we don’t know if the phone will have a microSD card slot, but unless BlackBerry is planning to launch it in more variants, with more storage space, a card slot would be an excellent idea.
In terms of camera, the smartphone is expected to come with an 18 MP rear-mounted snapper, a bit more than today’s flagships, but in the end, it’s not about the MP number. As for the front-facing unit, it’s going to use an 8 MP sensor, meaning that selfies taken with this phone will look pretty cool!
The BlackBerry Mercury will most likely be powered by Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, with a few extra stuff, added by BB.
For the moment, this are all the details we know about this upcoming smartphone, but we will be back on this topic as soon as anything new comes up.