New Android 7.0-powered QWERTY BlackBerry device appears on Geekbench


While BlackBerry may have halted internal development of its own devices, the cadence at which BlackBerry-branded devices have leaked in the recent weeks seems to have only increased — see: the DTEK60 (examples: one, two and three). It’s not a complete suite of press renders, but Mercury, the codename for what is likely the company’s next device, appeared on benchmarking tool Geekbench earlier today.

According to the website, Mercury features an unnamed octa-core Qualcomm processor clocked at 2.02GHz (some websites are speculating, including CrackBerry, that it’s a Snapdragon 625 SoC in there) and 3GB of RAM. Geekbench also picked up that the smartphone was running on Android 7.0. Past rumours have indicated Mercury will include a 4:3 aspect ratio display and QWERTY keyboard.


In a recent interview with the BBC, Alex Thurber, senior vice president of global device sales at BlackBerry, said the company will release a QWERTY device within the next six months.