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BlackBerry DTEK70 renders leaked ahead of CES 2017 launch

The BlackBerry DTEK70 smartphone codenamed Mercury is said to launch at the ongoing CES 2017 event. Leaked renders further confirm the company’s iconic QWERTY keyboard on the smartphone.

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BlackBerry is all set to make a comeback this year with the DTEK70, which is codenamed Mercury. The smartphone is scheduled to launch at the ongoing CES 2017 event in Las Vegas, but has been teased and leaked online quite almost entirely. Just yesterday TCL shared a 4-second video teaser of the BlackBerry-branded DTEK70 Mercury which showed a glimpse of the smartphone. Now, a new set of renders has been leaked online, showing the front and back of the smartphone. Also Read - Blackberry 5G smartphone 2021 comeback confirmed again, to bring physical keyboards

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The images, spotted by AndroidPure, were posted on Chinese website Weibo and are believed to be of the BlackBerry DTEK70 smartphone. Going by the images, we can see the selfie camera placed next to the speaker above the display. Below the display, the QWERTY keyboard is visible which is also expected to have a fingerprint sensor integrated within it. The touch Menu buttons are also seen located just above the QWERTY keyboard. The oddly huge rear camera lens with the LED flash are located on the top left of the smartphone with the BlackBerry branding on the centre. The smartphone sporting a color combination of grey and black has curved edges below but straight cuts on top.

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BlackBerry DTEK70 specifications

The Weibo post along with the images also revealed the specifications of the smartphone. The BlackBerry DTEK70 smartphone is expected to feature a 4.2-inch display while previous rumors suggested a 4.5-inch display. At the core of the smartphone, Qualcomm s Snapdragon 821 chipset or Snapdragon 625 chipset is expected to run. The smartphone is said to come with 3GB of RAM and onboard storage of 32GB. There is no word on a microSD slot as of now. In the photography department, the BlackBerry DTEK70 smartphone is expected to sport an 18-megapixe rear camera and an 8-megapixel selfie camera. For power, the smartphone is expected to be powered by a 3,400mAh battery. On the software front, the smartphone is expected to run on Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box.

The Weibo post further reveals that TCL will launch the BlackBerry DTEK70 smartphone today at the CES 2017. The BlackBerry Mercury, if rumors are to be believed, could be the last BlackBerry smartphone with a physical keyboard. BlackBerry s keyboard phones have always been on to rule the smartphone scene and still remain a favorite among many. It s hard to say if BlackBerry will be able to revive the culture of using smartphones with keyboard, as there is no positive sign of it in the current market. The last BlackBerry phone with a physical keyboard was the BlackBerry Priv, which didn t really change the company s fortunes. ALSO READ: BlackBerry DTEK 70 photos leaked ahead of CES 2017 launch; hint at QWERTY keypad with integrated fingerprint sensor

BlackBerry last year launched two security-focused Android smartphones, the BlackBerry DTEK50 and the BlackBerry DTEK60, which are in reality rebranded Alcatel Idol 4 and Idol 4s smartphones. The BlackBerry DTEK50 runs Snapdragon 617 chipset paired with 3GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel camera. The BlackBerry DTEK60, on the other hand, is more powerful though, running the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, with 4GB of RAM and a slightly better 21-megapixel camera.

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  • Published Date: January 4, 2017 2:36 PM IST



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