Blackberry was in the highlights when it made a declaration that it will not make any smartphones now. John Chen, CEO of Blackberry, made an announcement that Blackberry will now focus on its software and services segments. But, that doesn’t mean Blackberry is not in the business anymore. Blackberry made it clear that it will launch a smartphone in every quarter of the year. Is it confusing? Don’t worry, let me clarify. Blackberry will outsource its smartphone manufacturing business to its overseas partners. Let us focus on the latest range of smartphones under Blackberry’s canvas. Here, we discuss about the Blackberry Mercury which will be revealed in 2017.
The three smartphones from the house of Blackberry- Neon (DTEK50) which was launched in July, 2016; Argon (DTEK60) which will launch in October, 2016; and Mercury debuts in Q1 2017. Argon will be the successor of DTEK50 which is known to be the “World’s Most Secure Smartphone” by Blackberry. But, let us focus on Blackberry Mercury’s leaked features and specs.
Blackberry Mercury Leaked Features
The most interesting feature of Blackberry Mercury is- physical keyboard. Blackberry is known for its signature keyboard smartphones. Rumors are floating in the market about the type of keyboard- whether it will be like Blackberry Priv or Blackberry Passport. According to the speculations, Blackberry Mercury’s keyboard will be more likely Blackberry Passport, that means; it will not be concealable like it was in Blackberry Priv.
Talking about the specifications, it will be more likely Blackberry DTEK50. The security features will be there, but that doesn’t make much of a difference. Most of the Android Marshmallow powered smartphones have features like these. So, there is nothing unique in Blackberry Mercury.
Blackberry Mercury Leaked Specs
The body of the smartphone will be made of aluminum. It will be equipped with 4.5″ HD display with pixel density of 489 ppi. The screen will be scratch resistant like DTEK50 touchscreen.
It will be powered by Octa core 2.0 Ghz and Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor giving an unparalleled performance. Mercury will run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system. For the gamer, Adreno 506 GPU will be installed in the phone for the amazing gaming experience.
Blackberry Mercury ensures that the performance is not affected by incorporating 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal memory that can be extended up to 128 GB.
3400 mAh battery will ensure your phone doesn’t ditch you for the whole day. Unless, you are a heavy gamer or video addict, it will not disappoint you.
You will get 18 MP rear camera with LED flash and 8 MP front camera in the Blackberry Mercury. The camera features like auto focus, geo tagging and HD video recording will be available in it.
These are some leaked features and specifications making rounds in the market about Blackberry Mercury. The most important aspects like- Blackberry signature keyboard and Security features may help in sailing the boat of Blackberry. It will be too early to predict any market performance, but Blackberry is trying it best to regain its lost charm. I hope you liked this article on Blackberry Mercury leaked features and specifications. Keep following Life Around Tech for more updates.