Even though BlackBerry won’t be making any phones in the future, this doesn’t mean that the Canadian manufacturer is completely out of the smartphone game. For example, a new handset, currently known as BlackBerry Mercury has been spotted out in the wild, meaning that it will be unveiled in a few weeks!
The live images were spotted on Chinese website Weibo and they reveal a device that looks a lot like the one spotted during the summer. However, they are way more detailed, revealing features like a prominent front camera, as well as the proximity and ambient light sensors, according to GSM Arena.
The QWERTY keyboard is here to stay
As you can see, the BlackBerry Mercury, if it’s going to be called like this, will keep a – let’s call it like this – hybrid design. To be more specific, it has a touchscreen, as well as a physical QWERTY keyboard, which made BB famous in its glory years.
Moving on to the rumored specs, it seems that the BlackBerry Mercury will come with a 4.5″ display (and a 3:2 ratio, which is something you don’t see every day), while under the hood it could feature a Qualcomm-made chipset, with an octa-core configuration, clocked at 2.0 GHz.
The processor should be aided by 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, meaning that the phone won’t be a flagship, but still, the configuration is way more than just decent.
Looking forward to that camera!
In terms of camera, the BlackBerry Mercury will come with an 18 MP shooter on the back, as well as an 8 MP unit on the front. Ok, we known that the number of megapixels is not everything, but we must admit that we’re very curious about this phone’s photography skills.
As for the operating system, the phone will, most likely, run Android 7.0 Nougat, as most rumors are claiming.