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TCL unveils the QWERTY Android powered Blackberry smartphone, details yet to be confirmed

By Team Feedbaac

The wait is almost over as TCL has showcased their upcoming Blackberry Mercury smartphone at the CES 2017 event. However, TCL has yet to confirm the final specifications and the official name of the device which is expected to be finalized at the MWC 2017 event.

Media journalists were allowed to try out the Blackberry Mercury without spilling out much information of the device. The smartphone is indeed the same device that was leaked earlier. It seemingly features a 4:3 aspect ratio display with an unconfirmed 4.6-inch screen. The keyboard which is one of the main design features of the smartphone appears to be non-flat so users can get the feel of a true keyboard.

The keyboard also holds a fingerprint scanner embedded on the spacebar key. The keys are capacitive which allows users to swipe through menus. There are dedicated Android capacitive keys for home, back, and recent apps menu. The volume rockers and power button are seen on the right side, and the rear side has a grip skin with the Blackberry logo.

Additionally, the smartphone sports a curved metal rim that resembles an iPhone. There are stereo speakers on the bottom along with USB Type-C port. And yes, the Blackberry Mercury has a 3.5mm audio jack.

Take a look at some of the video coverages below by different media portals.

Image Credits: Android Central