They’re so good, in fact, that TCL may have decided to snatch the sensor for BlackBerry’s purposes, according to Roland Quandt, in a new device.
Proof for my earlier tweets: BlackBerry “Mercury” BBB100 with 12MP Sony IMX378 rear cam, Samsung S5K4H8/Omnivision OV8856 8MP front cam pic.twitter.com/DSLzc0a4Fx
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) January 27, 2017
Device directory file readouts pin the main camera to be the 4K-capable IMX378 while the selfie camera is either a Samsung S5K4H8 or an Omnivision OV8856, either unit having 8 megapixels with 1.12μm plots and full HD video capability at 30fps.
Quandt also believes that the phone, known by the media misnomer “Mercury,” will tote a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, not an 821.
People should really, really, REALLY stop saying the BlackBerry Mercury has a Snapdragon 821. It has a Snapdragon 625. Definitely. Really.
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) January 28, 2017
The phone is set for launch prior to MWC 2017 on February 25.