BlackBerry first introduced KEYone, its latest QWERTY Android smartphone at MWC 2017. Today, company has launched the smartphone in India.
It comes in measurements of 149.3 x 72.5 x 9.4 mm and has weight of 180 grams. It runs on Android 7.1 Nougat OS and also includes Security and Productivity suits.
It has 4-Row Backlit QWERTy keyboard and its keys respond to touch gestures as well. It also allows up to 52 customization. There is a fingerprint sensor as well under the space bar.
This Android smartphone packs in 4.5-inch (diagonal) display which is IPS LCD in nature. It offers 1620 x 1080 pixels resolution at 433ppi pixel density and 3:2 aspect ratio.
The BlackBerry KEYOne specs include a 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with Adreno 506 GPU, clocked at 650MHz. It has 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM and allows further expansion up to 2TB using MicroSD card.
It’s 3505 mAh typical Lithium Ion Battery is non removable. It supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 which can charge up to 50% in just 36 minutes.
The KEYone features in 8MP fixed focus front camera with F/2.2 Aperture, 1.125 micron pixel size, 84-degree wide angle lens and light-up LCD flash. On the back side is 12MP auto focus snapper with dual-tone LED Flash. It has F/2.0 Aperture, 6-element lens and supports PDAF, Fast focus lock, 4x digital zoom and 4K video recording.
The cell phone also supports 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Dual Band (2.4/5GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth V4.2 LE/EDR, NFC, GPS/GLONASS/BeiDou2 etc. It also comes with array of sensors like Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Proximity, Gyroscope, Ambient Light sensor etc.
The BlackBerry KEYOne is priced at Rs. 39,990 (US$ 624 approx.) in India. It will be available online exclusively at Amazon.in starting August 8, 2017. BlackBerry has also partnered with Vodafone to offer its users (new and existing) 75GB of data for 3 months.