(Pocket-lint) - BlackBerry's swansong, the DTEK 70/Mercury, is expected to be unveiled at CES 2017 in January in Las Vegas. It's said to be the last phone developed in-house by the struggling Canadian company after it handed over manufacturing, marketing and distribution responsibilities to TCL.
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Before the launch, some more photos alleging to be of the Mercury have appeared online and they show what appears to be a fingerprint scanner integrated into the space bar.
The purported images look incredibly similar to renders we've already seen, adding some real weight to the rumour. The front-facing camera on the top right of the device has been made a bit smaller compared to the pictures we've seen before, but otherwise everything looks the same.
The BlackBerry Mercury is expected to come with a 4.5-inch full HD display which curves off at the edges, with a speaker grille placed along the top edge and sensors on the top left.
It's a mid-range smartphone, so don't expect top-of-the-range internals, instead the Mercury should come with a 2.02GHz quad-core Snapdragon 821 processor and 3GB of RAM.
Around the back there will be an 18-megapixel camera and the front-facing should come in at 8-megapixels. Like previous BlackBerry DTEK smartphones, the 50 and 60, the DTEK 70 will run on Android 7.0 Nougat.
The CES 2017 reveal hasn't been confirmed by BlackBerry, but with a matter of days until the show, we don't have long to wait to find out.