BARCELONA – Canadian brand BlackBerry has officially unveiled its latest smartphone at MWC 2017 – BlackBerry KEYone. It is a mid-range Android smartphone with QWERTY keyboard. Let’s take a look at the device’s specs and details.
BlackBerry KEYone features a 4.5-inches 3:2 display with 1620 x 1080 pixels resolution (FHD), which is sufficient for daily usage. The 4.5-inches display fits into the dimensions that measure at 149.3 x 72.5 x 9.4mm and weights at 180g.
For performance-wise, it is powered by Qualcomm’s 64-bit Snapdragon 625 MSM8953 octa-core processor, which consists of eight Cortex A53 cores and Adreno 506 GPU alongside 3GB of RAM memory. The internal storage of BlackBerry KEYone is 32GB and you don’t have to worry about storage because it also supports external storage expansion through microSD card.
This 4.5-inches device has a 12-megapixel Sony IMX378 camera on the back with dual tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, 1.55um pixel size and 1/2.3″ sensor size alongside an 8-megapixel front-facing camera (f/2.2 aperture) for both selfie and video calls.
Regarding its network support, BlackBerry KEYone is compatible with multiple LTE network bands and supports dual SIM, hence users are able to insert two SIM cards together. Other key features/specs are NFC, 3.5mm audio jack, multiple sensors, Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, as well as reversible USB Type-C instead of a micro USB port.
BlackBerry KEYone based on Android 7.1 Nougat version is the operating system of BlackBerry KEYone. As for the battery, it does come with 3,505mAh of battery juice (non-removable and Quick Charge 3.0).
BlackBerry KEYone has a fingerprint sensor, which embedded onto the space bar of the QWERTY keyboard. This Nougat flavoured smartphone is available in Black color and is priced at US$ 549 and will launch in global market.
BlackBerry KEYone is the last BlackBerry smartphone from the BlackBerry company in Canada as the future BlackBerry smartphone will be coming from TCL.
BlackBerry KEYone specs review
– 4.5-inches 3:2 display with HD resolution
– QWERTY Keyboard
– 64-bit Snapdragon 625 MSM8953 octa-core processor
– Adreno 506 GPU
– 3GB RAM
– 32GB ROM
– MicroSD slot
– 12MP (main) / 8MP (secondary) camera
– 4G LTE
– Android 7.1 Nougat
– 3,505mAh non-removable battery
– Fingerprint sensor (on space bar)
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