BlackBerry Mercury Leaks Reaffirm Presence of Physical Keyboard

December 6, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

BlackBerry’s Priv was unique in terms of design, despite failing to provide the right delivery for the Canadian company. The successor devices, the DTEK 50 and the DTEK 60, were however below the mark in this regard, failing to create the impression of the Blackberry touch in it. Moreover, it felt like mere rebranded Alcatel devices, sans those trademark physical keyboards.

But ever since, BlackBerry has managed to restore the hope with the emergence of new rumors for a smartphone called Mercury, the initial leak of which hinted the presence of a physical keyboard. We are now getting more reassurance with this, as new leaks of the supposedly Mercury smartphone has now been revealed via Weibo, complete with the usual physical QWERTY keyboard.

The image of the new device also reveals some other interesting arrangement, like the 3:2 screen ratio of the device, inclusion of fingerprint sensor in the space button key, and the presence of a wider earpiece/speaker on top with the front-cam and proximity sensors.


BlackBerry Mercury is rumored to feature a 4.5-inchs screen, but will measure high overall due to its bulky, yet adorable physical keypad. As with the internal specs, the Mercury will be housing a 2.0 GHz octa-core processor that will be accompanied by a 3GB RAM.

There will be 32GB of storage onboard, and it has not been revealed whether there will be support for external storage. The rear-shooter of the device will comprise an 18MP sensor, and the front-cam will be of 8MP.

BlackBerry Mercury was earlier said to be arriving with Android Nougat out of the box. However, the software as seen in the leaks doesn’t quite look like the Nougat. It’s still a prototype leak, and we can expect BlackBerry to bundle the latest Android OS iteration from Google by the time it comes out to the public.

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