To recall, the smartphone was launched in India last week, and its highlight feature is the iconic physical QWERTY keyboard it bears. Moreover, Amazon is also providing a special offer for Vodafone customers and American Express card holders. BlackBerry has also entered into a long-term licensing agreement with Optiemus Infracom Ltd for the production of future BlackBerry Android handsets in India. Priced at Rs 39,990, the handset is available in limited edition black colour.
Coming to the specifications of this device, the worldwide variants come with 3GB/32GB storage option and it also manufactured and sold by TCL, whereas in India, the device comes from Optiemus Infracom and the 4GB/64GB variant is available for sale.
A week back, BlackBerry KEYone was made official in India.
So, let's get down to the specifications, shall we?
The smartphone sports an aluminium frame and a 4.5-inch full-HD (1620x1080 pixels) IPS display with a pixel density of 433ppi and has Corning Gorilla Glass protection. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core SoC clocked at 2GHz, coupled with 4GB of RAM and an Adreno 506 GPU. It has 64GB internal storage which is expandable up to 2TB through MicroSD card.
There is a 12MP main snapper with f/2.0 aperture, 4K video recording, dual tone LED flash and EIS and an 8MP selfie camera with an 84-degree wide angle lens and f/2.2 aperture on the BlackBerry KEYone. Connectivity options are - Wi-Fi, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS, 3.5mm audio-jack, and USB Type-C. Sensors on board the smartphone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and a proximity sensor.
BlackBerry KEYone is backed by a 3505mAh non-removable battery which supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and charges the device up to 50 per cent in 36 minutes. It measures 149.3x72.5x9.4mm, and weighs 180 grams. In addition to this, the smartphone is preloaded with security and productivity apps from BlackBerry in order make it suitable for enterprise users. The company is of course touting the Smart Keyboard functionality, which offers contextual auto-correction, next-word prediction, and "flick typing" that adapts to the user's language style.