Wednesday, 25 January 2017

BlackBerry Mercury with physical QWERTY to launch on February 25

Following months of speculations, TCL officially confirmed the existence of a new BlackBerry smartphone with QWERTY keyboard codenamed Mercury at CES 2017 without revealing the real name, price and availability. However the company revealed that the device will launch at MWC.

Now TCL has announced that BlackBerry Mercury will make its official debut on February 25, two days before MWC kicks off.

The BlackBerry Mercury will be the last smartphone designed and engineered in-house, but it is manufactured by TCL. The confirmed features of BlackBerry Mercury include unibody metal design, dimpled soft touch back, Android 7.0 Nougat, curved glass display, USB Type-C port, and fingerprint sensor embedded inside the space bar of the QWERTY keyboard.

As for the other specs, BlackBerry Mercury will reportedly feature 4.5-inch display carring 1080 x 1620px resolution, octa-core Snapdragon 625 chip, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, 18MP rear camera, 8MP front camera and 3400mAh battery.

We should know everything including the final product, marketing name, specifications, pricing and availability by the end of next month. 


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