It’s been four months since the launch of Google Pixel devices, but still, there is no competition for these phones regarding camera performance. Every company will surely try to beat the camera performance of these phones but seems like Blackberry is going to use the same camera sensor on its Mercury device. It was CES 2017 when this phone was showcased, but it wasn’t a public announcement. The device will be publicly announced at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017, happening in Barcelona at the end of February. Blackberry Mercury is not the actual name of the phone as TCL will reveal the name and the phone itself at the event.
BLACKBERRY MERCURY COULD FEATURE GOOGLE PIXEL’S REAR CAMERA
Coming to today’s news, tipster Roland Quandt has tweeted on Twitter that the Blackberry Mercury is going to share the same camera sensor as we have seen on Pixel phones. This will surely make the device a direct competition for Pixel.As per Roland, BlackBerry “Mercury” BBB100 has a 12MP Sony IMX378 rear camera along with Samsung S5K4H8/Omnivision OV8856 8MP front camera. The rear camera has f/2.0 aperture whereas the front camera has f/2.2. If you don’t know, the Google Pixel too features a 12MP Sony IMX378 sensor on the rear. So, if this turns out to be true, the Blackberry Mercury will surely be one of the best camera smartphones. And, since it is the last Blackberry device, the company will surely want to make this one a ‘Special One.’
Proof for my earlier tweets: BlackBerry “Mercury” BBB100 with 12MP Sony IMX378 rear cam, Samsung S5K4H8/Omnivision OV8856 8MP front cam pic.twitter.com/DSLzc0a4Fx
As we said, this will put the phone in direct competition with the Pixel, but this doesn’t mean it can capture same images as Pixel’s camera because Google has evidently used some unique Software and hardware tweaks in its Pixel devices. If you still aren’t aware, the Mercury features a 4.5-inch screen along with the iconic QWERTY keypad. Snapdragon 625 powers the device along with 4GB of RAM. The handset runs on Android Nougat out of the box. It will be interesting to see the pricing that company keeps for the phone. Stay tuned as we will be updating you if we get more information.