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BlackBerry KEYone is now Official


Earlier this year, BlackBerry teased a new smartphone codenamed “Mercury” during CES 2017 in Las Vegas. The company has recently made the phone official – meet the new BlackBerry KEYone.

The new BlackBerry KEYone comes with the company’s signature physical QWERTY keyboard with a 4.5-inch display. Its unique feature is the gesture capabilities of the physical keyboard. It is also a BlackBerry made the by the company unlike the BlackBerry DTEK50 and DTEK60 which is made by TCL, makers of Alcatel smartphones.

BlackBerry KEYone:

  • 2.0GHz Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
  • Adreno 506 graphics
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal memory expandable via MicroSD up to 256GB
  • 4.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display (1080 x 1920 pixels)
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • 12 megapixel rear facing Sony IMX378 camera with PDAF and dual LED flash
  • 8 megapixel front facing camera
  • 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, Fingerprint Scanner, USB Type C, USB OTG
  • Android 7.1 Nougat

The BlackBerry KEYone will make its first debut at the upcoming MWC 2017. It will be available in April 2017 around $549.