BlackBerry KEYone, the ‘Last Smartphone Designed by BlackBerry’, Launched at MWC 2017 for $549

Before the official launch of the MWC 2017, the BlackBerry KEYONE – the “latest phone designed and designed internally by BlackBerry” – was launched by the Canadian company. The new BlackBerry KEYONE sports the physical keyboard that once made the company an icon, albeit with several important updates. The latest BlackBerry smartphone will be available from April 2017 and priced at $ 549 (approximately $ 38,600) in the US, GBP 499 (about $ 41,400) in the UK and EUR 599 in Europe R $ 42,100).

 

The Canadian company in September announced its decision to end the design and production of smartphones and instead licensed the brand to partners such as TCL.

BlackBerry KEYone Keyboard

The BlackBerry announces the KEYONE Smart Keyboard, which has a fingerprint sensor in the spacebar as well as capacitive touch across the keyboard for scrolling. You can ‘Flick’ predictions using the BlackBerry KEYONE keyboard, and also assign keyboard shortcuts (such as press B to the browser) for use with a press or a long press.

BlackBerry KEYone Software Features

The new BlackBerry KEYONE runs Android 7.1 Nougat software with the company’s numerous productivity and security enhancements, such as the BlackBerry Hub and the DTEK security monitoring application.

BlackBerry KEYone Hardware Specifications

Coming to KEYONE’s Blackone specs, the smartphone boasts a 4.5-inch full-HD IPS screen (1620×1080 pixels) with a pixel density of 433ppi and Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The phone gains additional durability with its aluminum frame. The new BlackBerry KEYONE is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core SoC with 2GHz clock, along with 3GB of RAM and an Adreno 506 GPU.

As for the camera, the BlackBerry KEYONE has a 12 megapixel rear camera with a Sony IMX378 sensor – the same acclaimed sensor as the Google Pixel – which has 1.55-micron pixels. For images, this smartphone also supports an 8 megapixel front camera with a wide-angle lens and a flash module.

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