Upcoming BlackBerry Mercury to have the Pixels' rear camera, rumor says

Vlad, 27 January 2017

TCL, which now makes BlackBerry-branded devices, showed us its next handset back at CES, but didn't tell us anything about it. The full unveiling will thankfully happen in less than a month, on February 25 at MWC in Barcelona. That's when we should finally find out what it's going to be called - Mercury, DTEK70, or something else.

Until then, here's a new rumor about its cameras. It's said to feature the Sony IMX378 sensor on the rear, which is the same one used by Google for its Pixel and Pixel XL handsets, which take some of the best shots of any smartphones out there. So expect the Mercury's main snapper to have 12 MP resolution and support for 4K video recording.

On the front, taking care of your selfies, will be either Samsung's S5K4H8 sensor or OmniVision's OV8856, in both cases with 8 MP resolution and 1.12um pixels. This camera will record 1080p videos at 30fps.

Past leaks talked about the Mercury coming with a 1,620x1,080 touchscreen (around 4.5" in size), 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and Android 7.0 Nougat on board.

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  • 29 Jan 2017
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