BlackBerry can be launching its smartphone codenamed ‘Mercury‘ at a pre-MWC 2017 occasion tonight at 7pm CET or 11:30pm IST. The smartphone is predicted to be referred to as the BlackBerry DTEK70, and is being touted because the “final telephone designed and engineered in-house by BlackBerry”. It was earlier showcased by the corporate at CES 2017 however the firm did not present particular particulars in regards to the machine on the time. As we put together ourselves for the smartphone launch, here’s a record of what may be anticipated from BlackBerry’s occasion tonight.
BlackBerry Mercury options
When it comes to options, BlackBerry Mercury aka DTEK70’s largest spotlight must be its QWERTY keyboard. Although BlackBerry was the corporate that made smartphone keyboards common, with most telephone producers now choosing on-screen keyboards, this could possibly be the final smartphone that includes a QWERTY keyboard for a really very long time.
Notably, the bodily keyboard on BlackBerry Mercury would not slide out and in like firm’s earlier Priv smartphone. As we talked about, the corporate did showcase the smartphone at CES 2017, revealing it The corporate additionally revealed that the spacebar has a fingerprint sensor constructed into it, whereas the keyboard itself has capacitive contact capabilities for scrolling. It is going to additionally function a USB Sort-C port for charging and information transfers, and it’ll run Android Nougat.
BlackBerry Mercury value
There may be at present no data obtainable concerning the pricing of the BlackBerry Mercury aka DTEK70 smartphone.
BlackBerry Mercury specs
The smartphone has been tipped to run Android 7.zero Nougat out-of-the-box and have a four.5-inch (1080×1620 pixels) show with pixel density of 420ppi. BlackBerry Mercury aka DTEK70 smartphone is expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor.
As per the leaks, BlackBerry Mercury packs 3GB of RAM and comes with 32GB of built-in storage. It’s anticipated to deal with a 3400mAh battery. The smartphone has additional been tipped to sport the same 12-megapixel camera unit with Sony IMX378 camera sensor on the again as seen on the Google Pixel smartphones.
BlackBerry Mercury launch date
The BlackBerry Mercury aka DTEK70 smartphone will initially be offered by TCL Communication Expertise Holdings (TCT). As per the licensing settlement between BlackBerry and TCL in December final 12 months, TCL holds the fitting to make and promote BlackBerry-branded smartphones in all nations besides India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bangladesh. Notably, these are among the many largest markets for BlackBerry.
Additional, TCL Communication Expertise Holdings (TCT) confirmed to Devices 360 at sidelines of CES 2017 that the smartphone codenamed Mercury will not be launched by the corporate for Indian market.
Nonetheless, BlackBerry later announced that the corporate is seeking to accomplice with extra producers and distributors to compete in native area. The corporate has already tied up with BB Merah Putih to carry BlackBerry-branded telephones to Indonesia and mentioned it’s seeking to tie up with extra companions in different components of the world to promote these smartphones in additional markets.
To that finish, it earlier this month announced it was extending its partnership with Optiemus Infracom to fabricate and promote future BlackBerry smartphones in India. Beforehand, the Indian firm solely had distribution and gross sales rights for the BlackBerry DTEK50 and DTEK60. The corporate has but to verify if that features the BlackBerry Mercury smartphone.
There was no confirmed launch date for the BlackBerry Mercury smartphone at this level however is predicted to be introduced by the corporate at its launch occasion tonight.
Price range BlackBerry smartphone?
A latest leak claimed BlackBerry was making a price range smartphone codenamed BBC100-1 for Indonesia. The smartphone is rumoured to pack Snapdragon 425 SoC clocked at 1.4GHz and have 5.5-inch HD show. The handset is alleged to pack 4GB of RAM and include 32GB inbuilt storage. When it comes to cameras, the BBC100-1 is rumoured to sport a 13-megapixel rear digital camera alongside an Eight-megapixel entrance digital camera. The smartphone is alleged to assist dual-SIM performance and will make its technique to different markets other than Indonesia. It’s additional mentioned to pack 3000mAh battery.
TCL BlackBerry Pill
Curiously, on MWC 2017 web site, BlackBerry’s identify has been tagged with Pill Units as properly, as identified in a report by PhoneArena. This would possibly point out that TCL is perhaps manufacturing a BlackBerry pill as properly that may probably be displayed at their launch occasion. Nonetheless, as there was no leak that signifies the presence of the pill and since this can be a far-fetched assumption, we must await the occasion to see if something occurs on this regard.