A new 4-second teaser video of the rumored BlackBerry Mercury has been posted online. TCL Executive Steve Cistulli has posted a short teaser video of what is believed to be the alleged BlackBerry Mercury smartphone, expected to be unveiled during the CES 2017.
The video doesn’t reveal anything much about the smartphone. That said, it still has enough going on to get us excited about the next BlackBerry phone. The video reveals a smartphone with the classic QWERTY keypad, and the smartphone itself looks very similar to classic BlackBerry phones of the past. According to the Steve Cistulli’s post, the phone sports an ‘impressive design’ that’s ‘distinctly different’.
— Steve Cistulli (@SteveCistulli) January 3, 2017
Meanwhile, a new set of renders also rumored to be of the upcoming BlackBerry Mercury (DTEK70) have also surfaced on the web. These renders were spotted on Weibo revealing a physical QWERTY keypad on the front, while on the back we see a big camera module with a BlackBerry logo embossed in the middle. The physical keypad revealed by these leaked renders looks pretty similar to the one shown in the video-teaser.
And in case you missed, a recent leak also suggests that the rumored BlackBerry Mercury will come to Verizon when it launches in the US. The rumor mill also suggests that the smartphone will be announced soon, possibly today i.e 4th of Jan.
While past leaks suggest that it’ll feature a Full HD display and run Android Nougat out-of-the-box. Under the hood, the BlackBerry Mercury is said to get powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor bundled with 3GB of RAM. Other rumored specs include 32GB of built-in storage, a fingerprint sensor, along with a 3400mAh battery. In the camera department, reports also suggest that ‘Mercury’ could feature an 18MP rear camera along with an 8MP front-facing camera. Also, the smartphone is said to come with a fingerprint sensor.