We just got the latest news that Blackberry Mercury which is blackberry’s next flagship smartphone has a Sony’s fairly new IMX378 image sensor in the camera. The BlackBerry Mercury could have serious snapping potential if a new report is to be believed.
There is a tech journalist Roland Quandt has done some digging in BlackBerry camera files, and appears to have confirmed that the upcoming BlackBerry Mercury smartphone will use Sony’s fairly new IMX378 image sensor in the camera. We haven’t been able to confirm this however, so take the claim with due caution.
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In Quandt’s tweet, he wrote: “Proof for my earlier tweets: BlackBerry ‘Mercury’ BBB100 with 12MP Sony IMX378 rear cam, Samsung S5K4H8/Omnivision OV8856 8MP front cam.”
He also added that the rear camera will have a f/2.0 aperture, while the front camera will have a f/2.2 aperture.
What’s particularly interesting about the IMX378 image sensor is that it’s the same one that featured in last year’s highly successful Google latest flagship smartphone. That’s important because one of the most praised features of the Google Pixel was its camera.
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Of course, just because the BlackBerry Mercury has the same image sensor as the Google Pixel doesn’t mean the camera experience will be just as good.
A phone camera’s performance depends on lots of different factors, including hardware – like the lens, or features like optical image stabilization – as well as software, like how the phone processes the image once it’s been captured.
While the image sensor has an important part to play, lots of work will need to go into making sure that the entire camera configuration on the BlackBerry Mercury is healthy.
BlackBerry Mercury Specifications we got from Leaks:
- It has a 4.5-inch LCD Display Touchscreen with a resoulation of Full HD and Display Aspect ratio is 3:2.
- It has a USB-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack
- Blackberry Mercury has Qualcomm Snapdragon 635 or Snapdragon 821 (both rumoured not cleared yet) with 3GB RAM and 32GB Internal storage.
- Smartphone comes with a huge 3,400mAh battery inside.
- 12-megapixel rear camera with IMX378 image sensor but we are not sure about selfie Camera and it has a LED flash with rear camera.
BlackBerry’s Mercury project is set to release on February 25th, 2017 and the Canadian company will be announcing more information on the phone at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in February in Barcelona. The Mercury is the last phone ever to be designed by BlackBerry in-house; after this point, TCL will take over the entire phone design and manufacturing process thanks to a recent brand-licensing agreement.
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