BlackBerry Keyone is a smartphone with 4.5-inch screen, an octa-core processor, 3 GB of RAM, physical keyboard and Android 7.1 Nougat as an operating system.
The new Canadian smartphone manufacturer, known by the code-named Mercury and displayed at CES in Las Vegas, was officially unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona. The BlackBerry Keyone is the first device created following the agreement of licensing with TCL Communication. A distinctive feature of the new model is the physical QWERTY keyboard .
The BlackBerry Keyone has an anodized aluminum frame and 4.5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1620 × 1080 pixels and aspect ratio 3:2, protected by Gorilla Glass 4. The hardware includes an octa-core processor Snapdragon 625 2 GHz, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of flash memory, expandable with microSD cards up to 2 TB. Connectivity is provided by WiFi 802.11b / g / n / ac modules, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS and LTE. with the 3,505 mAh battery supports Quick Charge 3.0 technology and can be recharged up to 50% in 36 minutes, taking advantage of the USB 3.1 Type-C .
The primary camera is Sony IMX378 sensor with 12 megapixels with f / 2.0 aperture, autofocus detection (PDAF) and dual LED flash, capable of recording video 4K at 30 fps. The front camera has a resolution of 8 megapixels instead with wide angle lens (84 degrees). The bundle includes sensors accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, proximity and ambient light.
The physical keyboard support “flick typing”, then you can use the touch gesture for faster typing, using the excellent BlackBerry predictive technology.The keyboard can also be programmed to launch up to 52 applications, such as assigning the button “I” to Instagram or “M” button to Google Maps. The BlackBerry Keyone is the first smartphone that integrates the fingerprint reader in the keyboard space bar.
Android 7.1 Nougat as an operating system. the user will find all the popular BlackBerry apps, including the BlackBerry Hub, BlackBerry Messenger and DTEK. The smartphone will be available worldwide starting from April 17.