BlackBerry Mercury or the DTEK70 could arrive at CES 2017

Mercury
A previously leaked render of the BlackBerry Mercury

The BlackBerry Mercury handset which will ship under the name DTEK70 is expected to be unveiled during the upcoming CES. The device will be positioned as a mid-range phone, with a Snapdragon 625 processor powering it from within.

The Mercury will be the company’s final in-house smartphone, since all its future handsets will be created by TCL. A unique thing about this upcoming device is a fingerprint scanner that’s apparently located on its space bar. Which reminds us of another one of its features – its physical keyboard.

And of course, it will run Android; the Nougat version moreover, as has been pointed out by a recent leak. Popular tipster Roland Quandt tweeted out a screenshot allegedly taken from the Mercury, which shows the device running Android 7.0 Nougat.

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Past leaks have indicated that this phone will ship with a 4.5-inch display with 1080p resolution. Its RAM will apparently be 3GB, whereas storage will be tied down at 32GB. As for the camera setup, an 18MP main camera is expected to form part of its offerings, apart from an 8MP front snapper.

It is being speculated that along with the Mercury, BlackBerry will even be unveiling a few of its TCL-made smartphones at CES. The company surely seems to be looking to make a huge impact at this event. In case you’re wondering, it will be taking place in Las Vegas from January 3 onwards.

The BlackBerry Mercury or the DTEK70 seems like quite an intriguing device. It will hence be interesting to see what kind of a price tag the company gives it.