TCL has already confirmed that it will be launching BlackBerry-branded smartphones at the CES 2017. The company is said to take the wraps-off its next Android-based smartphone DTEK70, codenamed Mercury. Ahead of the launch, a 4-second teaser video has been posted by Steve Cistulli, who is President and General Manager for TCL Communication (TCT), North America. The teaser doesn’t reveal the smartphone in its entirity but gives us a glimpse of what to expect.
— Steve Cistulli (@SteveCistulli) January 3, 2017
According to the teaser, the smartphone will have BlackBerry’s iconic QWERTY keyboard. Talking about the design, the recent leaked photos of the smartphone have hinted that the fingerprint sensor will be integrated within the keyboard.
BalckBerry DTEK70 specifications
The DTEK70 is expected to feature a 4.5-inch curved screen. At the heart, the DTEK70 is expected to run Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor, however an earlier rumor suggest that the smartphone will come with Snapdragon 625 SoC instead. It is said to be paired with 3GB of RAM. In the photography department, it is expected to come with an 18-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel selfie camera. It will be armed with a 3,400mAh battery. On the software front the smartphone will run Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box. ALSO READ: BlackBerry DTEK 70 photos leaked ahead of CES 2017 launch; hint at QWERTY keypad with integrated fingerprint sensor
The predecessor DTEK60 features a 5.5-inch quad HD scratch-resistant display. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 64-bit quad-core processor which is paired with Adreno 530 and 4GB of RAM. It comes with 32GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 2TB via microSD card. The smartphone sports a 21-megapixel rear camera along with an 8-megapixel front camera. Connectivity options include LTE, USB OTG, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and NFC support.