BlackBerry KEYone Launched – First Blackberry Phone with Dual SIM in India

On: August 1, 2017

TCL, the company that now manufactures Blackberry devices launched the Blackberry KEYone in India today. The device follows the conventional Blackberry QWERTY keyboard format with a capacitive touch. This device was earlier launched at the MWC held in Barcelona.

The KEYone is the flagship device from Blackberry and was priced at $549 during launch and has come to India at a price of Rs. 39,990. The device will be exclusively available through Amazon India starting August 8.


In terms of specifications, the KEYOne sports a 4.5-inch LCD IPS capacitive display rocking a resolution of 1620 x 1080P which translates to a pixel density of about 434 PPI. Under the hood, the device is powered by an octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 clocked at 2GHz. To enhance this, the device also features an Adreno 506 GPU for better gaming performance.

In terms memory, the device packs in 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB through the microSD card slot. The device, however, can support microSD cards up to 2TB. The device is also integrated with a decent 3GB of RAM to keep up with daily multitasking. For the shutterbugs, the smartphone has a 12 MP rear facing camera similar to what the Google Pixel sports, having a f/2.0 aperture with phase detection autofocus and dual-LED flash. As far as the selfie camera is concerned, a decent 8MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture and 1.12 µm pixel size is provided at the front. This camera should be able to capture decent photos even in low light conditions.

On the software front, Blackberry has jumped the Android bandwagon and the KEYone will feature the latest offering from Google, Android 7.1 Nougat. Blackberry also claims the device to have a battery life of up to 26 hrs thanks to its 3505mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery. The device also supports Quick Charge 3.0 to quickly juice-up its battery. Blackberry has also included helpful features owing to its solid hardware, such as touch navigation and fingerprint sensor integrated into the space bar button.

The Blackberry KEYOne is all set to give their users a ride down the memory lane to the days of BBM and the nostalgic QWERTY keyboard, with a taste of Android Nougat. Are you excited to get your hands on one of these? Do let us know in the comments section below.