BlackBerry today posted a video teaser on its official Twitter page, confirming that the “Mercury” will be officially unveiled on February 25th in Barcelona. The smartphone was showcased at CES 2017 earlier this month but was not officially announced.
The “Mercury” is said to be the last smartphone to have been developed by BlackBerry in-house. Unlike the DTEK50 and DTEK60 smartphones that are ODM devices made by TCL for BlackBerry, the “Mercury” was developed by the BlackBerry team, just like the Priv.
The smartphone is expected to feature a 4.5-inch display with a weird 1620 x 1080 resolution. Below the display will be a physical QWERTY keyboard, aimed at enterprise users. As far as the chipset goes, there is some confusion as some rumors suggest the handset will be powered by the high-end Snapdragon 821 SoC, while others suggest it will be powered by the mid-range Snapdragon 625 instead. In terms of memory, the ‘Mercury’ is rumored to include 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard expandable storage. At the back, the smartphone will come equipped with a 13MP primary shooter. For selfies and video calls, there will be an 8MP unit on the front. Other rumored specs include a USB Type-C port as well as a fingerprint scanner embedded in the spacebar.
While the company hasn’t confirmed anything yet, we are hoping the ‘Mercury’ will not be the only new product that BlackBerry will be announcing at the Mobile World Congress this year.
Source: BlackBerry (Twitter)