- Blackberry Teases Mercury Ahead of MWC 2017
Following the release of the DTEK60 into the market and the wide acceptance which trailed the device, Blackberry is set to make another statement at the Mobile World Congress 2017 holding at Barcelona later in February. The smartphone company took the liberty of slotting in a hint to what should be expected from it at one of the biggest mobile tech events of the year.
The Blackberry Mercury has however been rumored to most likely b getting a name change from the tech company in a more similar model to the DTEK60. On the specs sheet, the Blackberry mercury is expected to spot a range of improvements to the DTEK60 which was released much recently by the company to further cement its entrance and presence in the Android mobile world.
The Mercury is expected to come featuring a 4.5-inh of the screen along with other integrations including the USB Type-C charging port. Leaks of the device suggest that Blackberry may be making some significant changes to its already available design in the market although it will come sporting the traditional Blackberry physical keyboard.
The physical keyboard enabled device is also expected to sport dual speaker integration at the bottom pane although it is unsure what Blackberry has in store for its fans.
Under the hood, the Blackberry Mercury is expected to run on an out of the box Android Nougat 7.0 which takes it a few steps ahead of the DTEK60 which understandably is yet to get the Android OS update.
On the processor front, it is expected to run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor along with 3GB of RAM. Regarding camera front, the smartphone is expected to rival that as found in the Google Pixel smartphones. There have been rumors that Blackberry may have contracted Leica to work on the smartphone’s camera.
However, a lot about the smartphone is yet unknown, and our questions are expected o get a full and well-rounded answer in days to come as Blackberry makes the official announcement of its next flagship.
The DTEK60, however, may not be getting the Android OS 7.0 Nougat on it till Blackberry is done wrapping its arms around projects it has in store for its customers. However, tech analysts have maintained that Blackberry’s lateness to release the Android OS to the smartphone is excusable and it may unusually land on the smartphone before the end of the first quarter. It will, however, be more believable of the next flagship device comes running on the OS 7.0 Nougat out of the box.