BlackBerry has introduced KEYone smartphone at MWC 2017 which was codenamed as ‘Mercury’ Phone features a 4.5-inch (1620 x 1080 pixels) display with 3:2 aspect ratio and has a 4-row QWERTY physical backlit keyboard with keys that respond to touch gestures, support for flick typing, up to 52 customizable shortcuts and the fingerprint sensor is built into the spacebar.
It has an anodized aluminum frame and a soft touch textured back. It is powered by an Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage which is further expandable with MicroSD Card.
It runs on Android 7.1 (Nougat) with security and productivity suite from BlackBerry. On Camera it has a 12MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, Sony IMX378 sensor and 8MP front-facing camera. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4 & 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS / GLONASS, NFC, USB 3.1 Type-C Packed with a 3505mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 that charge up to 50% in just 36 minutes.
BlackBerry KEYone specifications
4.5-inch (1620 x 1080 pixels) 3:2 display with 433 PPI, Scratch-resistant glass protection
2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 14nm processor with 650MHz Adreno 506 GPU
3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD
4-row Physical QWERTY backlit keyboard with capacitive touch
Android 7.1 (Nougat)
12MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, Sony IMX378 sensor, 1.55μm pixel size, 1/2.3″ sensor size, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, 4K video recording
8MP front-facing camera with 1.12µm pixel size, f/2.2 aperture
3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
Dimensions: 149.3 x 72.5 x 9.4mm; Weight: 180g
4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4 & 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS / GLONASS, NFC, USB 3.1 Type-C
3505mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
BlackBerry KEYone comes in Black color and is priced at US$ 549 / 599 Euros / 499 GBP. It will be available globally starting from April.
Devices expected to launch at MWC 2017