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The MWC is in progress , Blackberry and TCL has churned out the first major device from the MWC with the launch of a device named Blackberry KEYone. The Blackberry KeyOne is the final version of a Blackberry device earlier rumored to be “Blackberry Mercury”
Made entirely of aluminium finishing and protected with Gorilla Glass 4 on the front, the Blackberry Keyone returns the physical keyboard with backlit which has been Blackberry’s trademark and that keyboard can reportedly launch up to 52 shortcuts.
On the display front , the Blackberry Keyone comes with a 4.5-inch LCD display , a 3:2 aspect ratio and resolution of 1620 x 1080.
Like most recent Blackbery branded phones , the Blackberry Keyone boots Android 7.1 (Nougat) with security and productivity suite from BlackBerry out of the box ,while the device gets its processing power from an Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 SoC, with 3GB of RAM and an expandable 32GB .
Elsewhere , the device comes with a 12MP rear camera and 8MP front shooter , while a 3505mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 that jack up the battery up to 50% in just 36 minutes is in there to keep the device lighted .
Blackberry KEYone specs
- 4.5-inch; 1,620×1,080-pixel resolution
- Android 7.1
- 12-megapixel rear camera
- 8-megapixel front-facing camera
- 2GHz octacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
- 32GB internal storage
- 3GB RAM
- Up to 2TB expandable storage (microSD card)
- 3,505mAh battery (nonremovable)
The Blackberry KEYone is expected to go on sale globally from April with a $549/AU$715 Price tag.