BlackBerry KEYone with 4.5-inch display, QWERTY keyboard, Android 7.1 launched in India for Rs. 39990


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BlackBerry has launched its KEYone smartphone in India, as expected. It is designed, manufactured and sold by Optiemus in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. It has a 4.5-inch (1620 x 1080 pixels) display with 3:2 aspect ratio and has a 4-row QWERTY physical backlit keyboard with keys that respond to touch gestures, support for flick typing, up to 52 customizable shortcuts and the fingerprint sensor is built into the spacebar.

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It runs on Android 7.1 (Nougat) with security and productivity suite from BlackBerry. It has an anodized aluminum frame and a soft touch textured back. It is powered by an Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 SoC and comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage in India, compared to 3GB RAM and 32GB storage in the global version. It packs a 3505mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 that charge up to 50% in just 36 minutes.

BlackBerry KEYone specifications

  • 4.5-inch (1620 x 1080 pixels) 3:2 display with 433 PPI, scratch-resistant glass protection
  • 2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 14nm processor with 650MHz Adreno 506 GPU
  • 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD
  • 4-row Physical QWERTY backlit keyboard with capacitive touch
  • Android 7.1 (Nougat)
  • Hybrid dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
  • 12MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, Sony IMX378 sensor, 1.55μm pixel size, 1/2.3″ sensor size, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, 4K video recording
  • 8MP front-facing camera with 1.12µm pixel size, f/2.2 aperture
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • Dimensions: 149.3 x 72.5 x 9.4mm; Weight: 180g
  • 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4 & 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS / GLONASS, NFC, USB 3.1 Type-C
  • 3505mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

The BlackBerry KEYone comes in Limited Edition Black color in India, is priced at Rs. 39,990 and will be available exclusively from Amazon.in starting from August 8th.


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