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BlackBerry KEYone launches in UK; could be coming to India soon

On: April 28, 2017

The most-awaited BlackBerry KEYone has finally made it to the UK. The device is up for grabs via Selfridges for £499 (Rs 41,436). BlackBerry will also sell the phone via Carphone Warehouse starting May 5th. To recall, it was first announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year. The key attraction, it comes with one of its kind smart keyboard, retaining the company’s QWERTY standard.

Specs-wise, the KEYone has a relatively smaller 4.5-inch 1080p IPS display with 443 ppi pixel density and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. Powering the device is an octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor and Adreno 506 GPU for graphics. It equips 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage that is expandable.

It runs Android Nougat out of the box and packs a 3,505mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support. It houses a 12-megapixel rear camera and 8-megapixel front camera. There’s also a fingerprint sensor. The set of connectivity options includes 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a USB Type-C port. It weighs 180g.

The KEYone was found listed on an online retailer in March with a price tag of Rs 39,999. BlackBerry has confirmed that will it start selling the KEYone in the US and Canada from May 31st.

Specifications of the BlackBerry KEYone

Display 4.5-inch Full HD
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa-Core
Camera 12MP Rear / 8MP Front
RAM 3GB
Internal storage 32GB (Expandable Up To 2TB)
Operating system Android Nougat
Battery capacity 3,505mAh
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Associate Editor at Pricebaba, Tanmay is working in the tech writing and content industry since 2011. His experience ranges from writing all thing tech, and sometimes with a pinch of salt. He admires Silicon Valley and HBO Newsroom the most and has a dream of becoming the next Will McAvoy some day. Contact him at tanmay@kratee.com.