BlackBerry launched KEYone, its latest Android-powered smartphone, at the MWC. The KEYone comes with a physical keyboard, a once iconic feature. The latest smartphone by Blackberry also comes with several upgrades. The KEYone will be made available at the beginning of April 2017. The KEYone will be priced at $549 ( Rs. 38,600) in the US, GBP 499 ( Rs. 41,400) in the UK, and EUR 599 ( Rs. 42,100) in Europe.
The smartphone was produced by a Chinese manufacturer by the name Mercury, and it is now owned by Blackberry. The physical keyboard is turbocharged. Each key is assigned a shortcut for some app or function and can be used as such.
Some details about the phone had already leaked in the past. The KEYone comes with 4.5-inch touchscreen sporting a 1620 x 1080-pixel resolution and a 3:2 aspect ratio. The smartphone sports a 12 MP back camera and a 8 MP front camera. The KEYone has an aluminum design that incorporates a USB C port at the bottom and headphone jack, a volume rocker, and power key, plus a function key. The device will be powered by Snapdragon 625 octa-core SoC clocked at 2GHz, coupled with 3GB of RAM and an Adreno 506 GPU. The internal storage of KEYone will be 32 GB expandable up to 2 TB.
The KEYone will run in Android Nougat 7.0 with several BlackBerry optimizations like BlackBerry Hub. The device supports including 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. It will run in 3505 mAh battery that will support quick charge 3.0 and another feature called Boost that will speed up charging.
The KEYone is a distinctive device with noteworthy features. Blackberry hasn’t disappointed us with its latest smartphone.