You may have read about rumours of an upcoming BlackBerry smartphone with a hardware QWERTY keyboard. Now, we have some confirmed specifications of the rumoured QWERTY BlackBerry Mercury.
The Confirmed BlackBerry Mercury Specs
Here is what we now know about the rumoured BlackBerry “Mercury”.
- Android 7.0 Nougat
- Octa-core 2.02 GHz CPU
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
- 3GB of RAM
- hardware keyboard
Those specifications were confirmed from a Geekbench benchmark listing. There are other rumoured specs floating around here and there.
BlackBerry Mercury Geekbench Scores
But how well did the Mercury perform at the Geekbench tests? Single core results hovered around 911 while multi-core results hovered around 5057. Not bad at all.
QWERTY Is Alive And Well
Six years ago, I wrote that if you were looking for a smartphone with a candybar form factor and a QWERTY keyboard at the time, chances were that you would end up with a Blackberry. That statement is truer today than it was then. The hardware QWERTY is almost exclusively a BlackBerry thing now.
So, if you love your QWERTY fix, you can have it with a flavour of Nougat shortly. QWERTY is alive and well, thanks to BlackBerry.
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