The BlackBerry Mercury will be BlackBerry’s next smartphone. It is likely that the Mercury will be unveiled at the CES 2017 in Las Vegas Nevada in January. The Mercury will have a physical keyboard located directly below the display screen. And a fingerprint sensor which will be built into the space bar.
BlackBerry made an announcement earlier this year stating that they will no longer manufacture their own smartphones. Instead, they will be licensing the BlackBerry name to a third-party smartphone manufacturer. Earlier this year the Chinese smartphone manufacturer TCL acquired global rights to the BlackBerry brand.
TCL has already produced 2 phones on behalf of BlackBerry, the DTEK50, and DTEK60. TCL will continue to produce phones on behalf of BlackBerry for a long time to come.
However, the Mercury will be the last phone that’s designed and manufactured by BlackBerry under the BlackBerry brand. The Mercury will combine Google’s Android operating system with a physical keyboard. However, this keyboard will not slide away.
What Will The BlackBerry Mercury (DTEK70) Look Like:
The Mercury will look very much like a traditional BlackBerry phone. It is expected to have a 4.5-inch Full HD display screen with 2.5D curved glass. A Snapdragon 821 processor clocked at 2.02GHz, 3GB of RAM. An 18-megapixel rear-facing camera and an 8-megapixel selfie camera.
A unique feature will be the fingerprint sensor that’s built into the space bar, it will be interesting to see this. A recent rumor indicates that the Mercury may be released as the DTEK70. But BlackBerry hasn’t confirmed any of this as yet. This information is based on information that was leaked to the general public.
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SOURCE: ANDROID HEADLINES