Here Comes BlackBerry’s Keyboard-Toting KEYone

Goes on sale starting May 31st in North America

Unveiled earlier at MWC 2017, the BlackBerry KEYone is an oddity in this day and age – a throwback to the glory days of the Canadian company’s keyboard phones. Marketed as a “smartphone for the modern user”, the KEYone was designed specifically for BlackBerry by TCL, which handles manufacturing and marketing of the brand’s devices. Here’s the spec sheet from the official product site.

BlackBerry KEYone

  • 2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor
  • Qualcomm Adreno 506 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 4.5-inch IPS display, 1620 x 1080 resolution, 3:2 aspect ratio, 433 PPI
  • 32GB expandable storage, up to 2TB via microSD
  • 12-megapixel rear camera, Sony IMX378, f/2.0, large pixel, AF, PDAF, dual LED flash, 4K video at 30 fps
  • 8-megapixel front camera, f/2.2, fixed focus, wide angle, 1080p video at 30 fps
  • Fingerprint sensor, smart keyboard, USB Type-C port, BlackBerry security suite
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, NFC
  • 3505mAh battery, Quick Charge 3.0
  • Android 7.1 Nougat

The BlackBerry KEYone will be priced at $549 (~Php 28K) according to multiple tech sites. Think BB’s newest phone will be a competitive alternative against the big-hitting sub/flagships in the market today?

Read: The New BlackBerry KeyOne Won’t Fly in the Philippines

Source: Android Headlines, BlackBerry

One Comment

  1. It might attract some business class and some old blackberry fans, but man, that phone is a beauty! Different from glass and all metal build that we’ve always see these days

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