BlackBerry 'Mercury' to sport the same camera sensors as the Google Pixel and Pixel XL?

BlackBerry 'Mercury' to sport the same camera sensors as the Google Pixel and Pixel XL?
Next month, the BlackBerry 'Mercury' will not only get unveiled at MWC, it will get its real name. And we will also be told all about the specs that will be found on the last phone to be designed in-house by BlackBerry. We do know that the handset will feature a physical QWERTY keyboard, which should be an improvement over the one on the BlackBerry Priv. In addition, tipster @rquandt has discovered that the camera sensors that will be used on the new 'Berry are the same ones employed by the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL.

That would give the BlackBerry Mercury a 12.3MP rear-facing camera sporting the Sony IMX378 sensor. The 8MP selfie snapping shooter will be a Samsung S5K4H8/Omnivision OV8856. But that doesn't necessarily mean that the 'Berry is going to produce the same high quality images that the Pixel line has become known for. As we pointed out in our review of the Pixel XL, Google gets the most out of the sensors by deploying special software and "additional sensor hardware." Previous speculation had the rear camera weighing in at 18MP.

The latest rumored specs for the BlackBerry Mercury include a 4.5-inch screen with a 1080 x 1680 resolution. The Snapdragon 821 SoC will be under the hood with a quad-core CPU, and the Adreno 530 GPU. 4GB of RAM will be inside along with 32GB of native storage. The 3400mAh battery should provide long lasting battery life, and Android 7.0 is pre-installed.

Even though we got to be touchy-feely with the Mercury at CES, BlackBerry has kept mum on the specs. But now, we have some knowledge about the two cameras that adorn the back and front of the phone. Re-live the time we spent with the BlackBerry Mercury by tapping on this link.


source: @rquandt

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