BlackBerry Mercury will be launched in a few hours time and it is apparent that it will not be following the BlackBerry DTEK naming convention – but rather it will be named BlackBerry KEYone. BlackBerry are best known for its keyboard and unique designs and BlackBerry KEYone is the next device inline to sport the physical keyboard. Unfortunately (for some), BlackBerry is not the main manufacturer for the devices anymore, and future devices, since DTEK line up is now made in China, by TCT communications.
PS: TCT is a new US-based company but it’s owned by TCL, which is the Chinese manufacturer behind the Alcatel phones.
So here’s the specs on the BlackBerry KEYone:
- 4.5” IPS-LCD display with a resolution of 1620x1080px (434ppi) and 3:2 aspect ratio.
- Anodized aluminum frame and a soft touch textured back.
- 12 MP rear camera with Sony’s IMX378 sensor (1.55μm pixel size, 1/2.3” sensor size), dual-tone LED flash, 8 MP front facing camera (1.55µm pixel size)
- Snapdragon 625 chipset with Adreno 605 GPU
- 3505mAh battery (built-in), Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
- Full QWERTY Backlit keyboard with touch gestures (much like BlackBerry Passport/Priv) and Fingerprint sensor (space bar)
- Nano-SIM, MicroSD card support
- 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
- Android N (Nouget 7.1)
- 3.5mm earphone jack, FM-Radio support
- Type-C 1.0 USB connector