BlackBerry has launched KEYone smartphone in China. Unlike the global variant, The Chinese variant gets 4GB RAM and 64GB storage similar to Indian units. The device is manufactured by TCL.
The KeyOne smartphone features 4.5 inches Full HD (1080 x 1620) display with 3:2 aspects ratio. Interestingly, it is equipped with 4-row Physical QWERTY backlit keyboard under the display which makes it different from the other smartphones. The Snapdragon 625 powers the device paired with Adreno 506 GPU. Regarding storage, It has got 64GB internal storage coupled with 4GB RAM, also you can expand the storage up to 256GB via hybrid micro SD slot.
As for optics, The smartphone included 12MP rear camera with Sony IMX378 sensor, whereas on the front, an 8MP camera is there to take the selfies. Under the hood, The device comes with 3505mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. Other connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS with A-GPS / GLONASS, NFC and USB 3.1 Type-C port.
BlackBerry KeyOne Specifications
|Display||4.5-inch (1620 x 1080 pixels) Full HD display|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 4|
|Processor||Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor clocked at 2.0 GHz|
|Rear Camera||12 MP, f/2.0, dual-LED flash|
|Front Camera||8 MP, f/2.2|
|RAM & Storage||4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage|
|External Storage||MicroSD, up to 256GB|
|Connectivity||4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS, NFC|
|Operating System||Android 7.1 (Nougat)|
|Battery||3505mAh battery with Fast Charging|
|Dimensions||149.1 x 72.4 x 9.4 mm and weighs 180 grams|
Pricing and Availability in China
The BlackBerry KEYone smartphone is priced at Rs. 3,999 RMB (approx. 600 US$ or 38,000 INR) and comes in Black and Gold color options. It is already up for pre-orders via JD.Com in China.