‘Blackberry Mercury’ News, Specs, Rumors, Latest Updates: Android-Running Blackberry Phone With Physical Keyboard To Launch Soon?

First Posted: Oct 19, 2016 05:40 AM EDT

It was announced in June 2016, that BlackBerry will come up with three new Android-running smartphones. And, the company looked forward to keep revealing these phones till the first quarter of 2017. Two of these devices have been revealed. One being the DTEK50 and the other, DTEK60 which is not officially announced yet.

The rumored specs about these devices matched up with what has been revealed now. So, there is an assumption that the third device specs might be accurate as well. If what we assume is true, then the third Blackberry android device might be having a physical keyboard. The device will come out in Q1, 2017.

Rumors say that the device is being called as BlackBerry Mercury which could be the one with the model no. BBB 100-1. Since there has not been an update on any other new BlackBerry devices, so this could be the one that the company is planning to launch in the upcoming year.

BlackBerry Mercury Specs Rumors:

There isn't much out yet about BlackBerry Mercury. But, we know that it could feature a Qualcomm-based 2 GHz Octa-core processor with 3GB RAM. Besides that, the device will run the latest Android 7.0 Nougat. The SoC chip on the device is rumored to be SnapDragon 625 as per the calculated CPU core numbers and the clock speed of the device. However, this is all just a theory and could be different from the time of its launch.

Looking at the rumors about the display of the BlackBerry Mercury, it will feature a 4.5-inch touchscreen with Full HD composition at an aspect ratio of 3:2. Addition of a physical or QWERTY keyboard is also expected with an internal storage of 32 GB. BlackBerry might be planning to give it an 18 MP rear camera while an 8 MP front camera. All, this composition is rumored to get backed up with a 3400 mAH battery.

We still have to see whether these speculated features are true or not. So, stay tuned for more on the updates about the device. 

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