Following the launch of the BlackBerry’s KEYone device that took place at the MWC 2017 event, the handset has now been released in the Indian market as well.
Priced at Rs. 39,990, and the smartphone highlights its QWERTY keyboard and Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system customized with BlackBerry’s inbuilt security and productivity feature.
As of now, the handset is being offered in a 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage model in India. To recall, the handset was rolled out in a 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant in international markets.
Also called the BlackBerry KEYone Limited Edition Black, the handset is expected to be made available from August 8 exclusively via Amazon India.
Running Android 7.1.1 Nougat, the handset packs a 4.5-inch IPS LCD display tagged with a 3:2 aspect ratio (1080×1620 pixels) and a pixel density of 433ppi, the dual-SIM device is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM.
In terms of optics, the handset bears a 12-megapixel rear camera tagged with a f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, EIS, and dual-tone LED flash.
At the front area, the handset comes with an 8-megapixel camera that consists of a f/2.2 aperture and an 84-degree wide-angle lens.
The handset offers 64GB of internal memory space with an option to expand via microSD card (up to 2TB).
As per connectivity options, it brings 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, NFC, GPS/ A-GPS, Bluetooth v4.2, FM radio, USB Type-C (3.1), and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Sporting onboard sensors like an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and a proximity sensor, the phone is backed by a 3505mAh non-removable battery that the company claims can charge the handset from zero to 50 percent in just 30 minutes. The device measures 149.3×72.5×9.4mm and weigh 180 grams.