Blackberry Mercury Leaked

Back in September, Blackberry announced that the company would no longer be designing any of its own phones and instead it would be focusing on software.

However following this statement, numerous rumours regarding new smartphones have been popping up. Then earlier in November, Blackberry CEO John Chen said that a new smartphone equipped with a physical QWERTY keypad was in the works.

The latest ‘leak’ is about the smartphone dubbed as Blackberry Mercury and this time not only have we acquired specifications, but images have been revealed as well. While the leaked images only show the front of the phone, there are several features that can be ascertained from the photos. Here’s what is rumoured to be seen in the new device.

Blackberry Mercury

The latest and possibly the last Blackberry, will run on the latest Android OS, Nougat 7.0. The front of the phone also confirms that there will be a front-facing speaker placed on the top bezel of the smartphone. There will also be two antenna bands placed on the top and the bottom of the back panel. These will look similar to the antenna bands seen in Apple phones.

Also visible is the ambient light sensor, as well as a large front camera beside it. The QWERTY keyboard takes up the lower three-fourth of the device. Unfortunately as not much else can be made clear from the images, we are left to wonder about these rumours.

Speculations about the phone state that it will feature a Qualcomm that runs at 2.5GHz and also a RAM that has a capacity of 3GB. The inbuilt phone memory is said to be of 32GB and expandable up to 256GB.

Blackberry Mercury 1

As for the camera, rumours suggest that the rear primary camera will be of 18 megapixels and the secondary front camera will be of 8 megapixels. The touchscreen display of 4.5 inches will be full-HD and will have an aspect ratio 3:2. The images also suggest that there will be three capacitive buttons for Recent, Home and Back, placed above the keyboard.

Lastly is the battery capacity which is expected to be of 3400mAh. For all those looking to buy Blackberry’s last smartphone, they should probably wait a little longer until all the specifications of the Mercury are revealed.

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Picture courtesy – indianexpress.com, slashgear.com


by techtalks @TechTalks December 6, 2016 12:13 PM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

Q5 blackberry

Alhassan A Bukar

Nice

Ishwar Maradi