The Blackberry Mercury will have a stunning screen display of 1620 x 1080 pixels with 420 ppi density and will run on Android Nougat. Like we have reported earlier, the Mercury will have a physical QWERTY keyboard and excellent overall specs. The phone will be making its debut at the Consumer Electronics Fair in January 2017 and is developed and rolled out by the Chinese electronics major TCL, which has acquired the rights to the Blackberry brand. The Mercury is set to make a splash upon launch.
Blackberry Mercury Specs and Features
The much-hyped BlackBerry Mercury will run the Android 7 Nougat mobile operating system. The phone seems to feature a sharp display at a resolution of 1620 x 1080 pixels (420 ppi density) on a 4.5-inch AMOLED display. The BlackBerry Mercury is said to feature 3GB of RAM mated to 32GB onboard internal storage. The device will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, an octa-core mobile processor and a 3400 mAh battery which will provide an all-day phone usage experience on a single charge.
Let’s talk features.The BlackBerry Mercury is expected to sport a full physical QWERTY keyboard making on-screen navigation buttons redundant. BlackBerry CEOJohn Chen has promised that the new smartphone will be a very competent performer. We had reported earlier that the bigger Snapdragon 821 processor would run the phone: we can now confirm that TCL has chosen to stick to the lower version of the Snapdragon processor. Earlier in September, Blackberry parent company Research in Motion (RIM) stated its intentions to be a software-only company and sold its handset business to TCL, the Chinese major, which also owns the Alcatel brand. TCL will produce and sell all future Blackberry phones, except the DTEK 70 or the Mercury, in all countries barring India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Indonesia. Indonesia, incidentally, is the largest market for BlackBerry phones. Also in September, Blackberry signed an agreement with Indonesia’s BB Merah Putih allowing it to produce and sell BlackBerry phones locally
Blackberry Mercury Price and Release Date
Blackberry’s last flagship launch, the DTEK60, was priced between $600-$700 in the US when it launched in October. The exact pricing details of the Mercury is unknown. The new phone will be a global device and will launch in nearly every market, including North America, Asia, and Europe. The QWERTY smartphone will launch at the CES 2017 in January and will be released initially via the mobile carrier Verizon in the United States. We will keep you abreast of developments as and when they happen.