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.
- 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
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
- 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.