In a new leak that has just surfaced on the internet, a screenshot shows the Blackberry Mercury running on the latest Android operating system – the Nougat 7.0. This leak also confirms the speculations on what kind of display the new unit would carry, settling the disputes in leaks and setting the final value at 1620 x 1080 pixels.
Coming in form of a leak from the account of Roland Quandt, there is no reason to doubt the authenticity of the Nougat running on this unit. However, we still advise that you take the leak of screen resolution and reported 420dpi density with a pinch of salt.
Blackberry has called the curtains on its hardware division but before they go out, they hope to release one final smartphone that embodies the true spirit of a Blackberry unit. This means that they brought back the physical keyboard that they have been known for and also, include some of their premium touches and designs.
Having been leaked heavily as the Blackberry Mercury in the past, we have had access to photos and spec sheet of this particular design, and the leak mill doesn’t look tired of it yet.
Taking a quick browse through the comment section of the tweet, Quandt can be seen confirming that this unit would launch in Indonesia also. Not long ago, Blackberry awarded the production rights for subsequent devices with the BB branding to TCL but as it stands, the latter company does not have jurisdiction in the Indonesian market. This makes Quandt’s claim somewhat confusing, and we would love to see how that plays out in the end.
In what is also an interesting turn of events, Quandt has reason to believe that the Mercury would be launched with a QUALCOMM Snapdragon 625 chipsets on board.
The rumour mill has been quite generous on this device in the past and it seems to think that we would get a snapdragon 821 chipsets on board instead. Other things churned out include the presence of a 4.5 inches’ screen, return of a physical keyboard (which screams ‘blackberry’, in every sense of the word) and a big battery to match.
Expected to come to Verizon in the US, we wait on the Canadian OEM to make things official.