BlackBerry Mercury Tipped to Sport Google Pixel’s Camera Sensor; Mid-Range Smartphone Leaked

BlackBerry Mercury Tipped to Sport Google Pixel's Camera Sensor; Mid-Range Smartphone Leaked

Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry recently confirmed a pre-MWC 2017 event on February 25 where it is expected to unveil the Mercury smartphone. Now, a tipster claims that the company may be gearing up to unveil another mid-range smartphone dubbed BBC100-1. Additionally, BlackBerry Mercury is rumoured to pack the same camera sensor first seen on the Pixel devices.

According to a latest leak, BlackBerry’s BBC100-1 is a new mid-range smartphone targeted for Indonesia and there are no details whether the company may unveil the handset at the February 25 event.

The smartphone was leaked by Roland Quandt of who shared the specifications of the alleged BBC100-1 on Twitter. The smartphone is rumoured to pack Snapdragon 425 SoC clocked at 1.4GHz and feature 5.5-inch HD display. The handset is said to pack 4GB of RAM and come with 32GB inbuilt storage. In terms of cameras, the BBC100-1 is rumoured to sport a 13-megapixel rear camera alongside an 8-megapixel front camera. The smartphone is said to support dual-SIM functionality and may make its way to other markets apart from Indonesia. It is further said to pack 3000mAh battery.

Separately, Quandt has also claimed that BlackBerry’s next QWERTY Android smartphone, which is being touted as the “last phone designed and engineered in-house by BlackBerry”, will sport Sony IMX378 camera sensor at the back, the same sensor seen on the Google Pixel devices.

In a tweet, he wrote, “BlackBerry “Mercury” BBB100 with 12MP Sony IMX378 rear cam, Samsung S5K4H8/Omnivision OV8856 8MP front cam.” Quandt in his recent tweet has also claimed that BlackBerry Mercury packs a Snapdragon 625 processor instead of a Snapdragon 821, as rumoured previously.