The Canadian mobile company, BlackBerry® in partnerships with TCL launches the last Android™ powered smartphone called BlackBerry KEYone. The BlackBerry KEYone is a mid-range QWERTY-bar smartphone designed and engineered by BlackBerry. The new BlackBerry KEYone is an all premium smartphone and the final version of the device codenamed “Mercury” from CES. It features a moderate 4.5-inch display with touch buttons in between the screen and the smart physical QWERTY keyboard that once made the company an icon.
It’s got everything you would expect in a smartphone – a large screen, excellent camera configurations that will take stunning photos, the latest Android™ OS and access to Google Play to get any app you could ever want.
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Let us quickly take a look at some of the KEYone phone specs and features.
KEYone DESIGN, KEYBOARD & DISPLAY
The device sports an impressive designed distinctly different from other BlackBerry® smartphones. The phone gets additional durability with its aluminium frame and a soft textured back.
The BlackBerry KEYone physical spacebar has also got a fingerprint sensor underneath as well as capacitive touch on the entire keyboard for effective scrolling without touching the screen. Its keyboard touch is sensitive and does a ton of neat tricks. The new feature lets you program all the keys to do something on a long press. For instance, long pressing the “B” button can launch the browser, or “F” could launch Facebook.
It is undeniable that a keyboard featured smartphone feels smart in the hand than a full touchscreen smartphone; it is easier to operate with just one hand.
As mentioned earlier, the BlackBerry KEYone has a 4.5-inch full-HD touchscreen with 55.6% to body ratio that offers 1620×1080 pixels resolution (434PPI). Its display is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 against break and scratches.
On the rear, you will find a 12 megapixels shooter with same Sony IMX378 acclaimed sensor as seen on Google Pixel – that has 1.55-micron pixels.
For selfies imaging, this smartphone also sports an 8 megapixels front shooter with a wide-angle lens and a flash.
SOFTWARE & HARDWARE
BlackBerry KEYone runs latest Android 7.1 (Nougat) on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core SoC clocked at 2.0GHz, coupled with 3GB of RAM and an Adreno 506 GPU.
The new KEYone offers 32GB internal storage that is expandable up to 2TB via microSD card.
The device runs on a powerful 3505mAh battery capacity that’s said to give all-day battery life and support QuickCharge 3.0 with a ‘Boost’ charging feature that gives 50 percent charge in “roughly 36 minutes.”
On the connectivity front comes the standard set of connectivity options, including Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 4G LTE, Bluetooth v4.2, NFC, 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB Type-C port.
In spite of all the mid-range specs on the BlackBerry KEYone, BlackBerry/TCL still call it a “flagship” device and pricing it like one; the device is priced $549 (€599, £499). This is an eye-popping rate considering you can get other Snapdragon 625 devices around $200-$300.
BlackBerry KEYone Full Technical Specifications
|Released||Exp. release 2017, April|
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|4G Network||LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 13(700), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300) – EMEA
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700), 13(700), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 41(2500) – US v2
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 19(800), 20(800), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) – Canada, LATAM, APAC, US v1
|SIM Type||Nano SIM dual stand-by|
|SIM Count||Dual SIM|
|2G||GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps|
|3G||Up to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)|
|4G||Up to 450/50 Mbps|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A Cat9 450/50 Mbps|
|Web Browser||Yes, HTML5|
|Dimensions||149.1 x 72.4 x 9.4 mm (5.87 x 2.85 x 0.37 in)|
|Display Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen (capacitive touch 4-row BlackBerry keyboard)|
|Size||4.5 inches (~55.6% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 1620 pixels|
|Pixel Density||~434 ppi pixel density|
|Protection||Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 4|
|12 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash|
|1/2.3” sensor size, 1.55µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama|
|Yes, LED flash|
|8 MP, 1.12 µm pixel size, 1080p|
|Android OS, v7.1 (Nougat)|
|Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625|
|CPU||Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53|
|3 GB RAM|
|Internal Storage||32 GB|
|Expandable up to 2TB (microSD)|
|Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Yes, Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE, EDR|
|Wi-Fi||Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct|
|USB Type||Yes, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|Battery Type||Li-Ion Battery|
|Capacity||3505 mAh Battery|
|SMS||Yes (threaded view)|
|Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP|
|IM||Yes & BBM|
|Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC|
|Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player|
|Yes, FM radio|
|Yes, 3.5mm Jack
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
|– Fast battery charging: 50% in 36 min (Quick Charge 3.0)
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
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