BlackBerry ‘Mercury’ will be announced at the MWC 2017 next month.
It is also tipped to come with the same camera sensors as those on the Google Pixel and the Pixel XL devices. The real name of the device will also be announced at the MWC event to be held in Barcelona next month. We will also get to know more about the specifications of the BlackBerry ‘Mercury’, which is the last device to be manufactured in house by the company.
What We Know
Some of the information has already leaked out regarding the upcoming BlackBerry ‘Mercury’. For instance, it is known that the smartphone will come with a physical QWERTY type of keyboard. This will have some enhancements when compared to the one seen on BlackBerry Priv. Another tip received from @rqandt reveals that the BlackBerry ‘Mercury’ will come with camera sensors that are similar to the ones seen on the Google Pixel and the Google Pixel XL.
Sensors Akin to Pixel and Pixel XL
This means that the camera on the BlackBerry ‘Mercury’ will come with a rear camera of 12.3 MP and will have the Sony IMX378 sensors. As for the front camera, it will be an 8 MP resolution, Samsung, S5K4H8/Omnivision, OV 8856. However, just because the sensors on the upcoming BlackBerry ‘Mercury’ is similar to the one on the Pixel phones, it does not mean that the BlackBerry device will offer the same level of high quality that is seen in the Pixel smartphones.
Google is able to get the optimum quality from its sensors due to the use of a special type of software along with more sensor hardware. There were also rumors earlier that the primary camera on the BlackBerry smartphone would come with a resolution of 18 MP.
Other Expected Specs
According to latest rumors, it is expected that the BlackBerry ‘Mercury’ will have a display screen of 4.5 inches and a resolution of 1080 x 1680 pixels. The phone will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset having a quad core CPU, combined with the Adreno 530 graphics card. The RAM on the BlackBerry device will be 4 GB and the internal storage will be 32 GB. The device will come with a battery of 3400 mAh and will be running on the Android Nougat, 7.0 verison out of the box.
BlackBerry ‘Mercury’ is to be revealed on the 25th of February this year at the MWC event to be held in Barcelona. The device was showcased earlier at the CES 2017, though no revelation was made regarding the specs of the upcoming smartphone.
The information regarding the camera sensors as being similar to the ones seen on the Pixel and the Pixel XL will definitely increase the hype surrounding the BlackBerry Mercury smartphone. However, there is absolutely no guarantee that having similar sensors will offer the same quality in the cameras, as seen on Google’s latest smartphones. There might be some more surprises in store as far as the BlackBerry Mercury is concerned. However, it is almost sure that the device will not come with the latest Snapdragon 835 processor, so we can hope for a Snapdragon 821 at the least.
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