BlackBerry KEYone all set to unveil today


Canadian based multinational company BlackBerry is set to launch in India today, the new KEYone smartphone. At an event in New Delhi programmed at 11:00AM, the corporation will be launching the KEYone smartphone. The smartphone was first tease at CES 2017, introduced at MWC 2017 and is presently accessible in the US.

The smartphone is priced at $549 (around Rs 36,500). The KEYone smartphone prior was listed on an Indian retailer’s website with a price tag of Rs 39,999. The India pricing and accessibility details not yet revealed. BlackBerry renews the corporation’s classic physical QWERTY keypad with the KEYone.

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The QWERTY keyboard doubles as a touchpad permitting one to slide crossways to navigate between homescreens and webpages. The KEYone flaunts a metallic frame and a soft textured back for grip. It reaches with a fingerprint sensor which is entrenched in the spacebar and security features to monitors OS, apps and also keep consumers informed regarding their privacy status.

The KEYone also reaches with BBM messaging app and BlackBerry Hub pre-installed. Talking about the features, it has a 4.5-inch full HD IPS LCD display with aspect ratio of 3:2 and pixel density of 433ppi and is motorized by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 octa-core SoC clocked at 2.5GHz, and paired with 3GB of RAM.

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The smartphone reaches with 32GB of onboard storage space which is further expandable up to 2TB via microSD. It also sports a 12-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, EIS, 4K video recording at 30fps and dual-tone LED flash.

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Up front, the KEYone sports an 8-megapixel front facing camera featuring f/2.2 aperture, and 84-degree wide-angle field of view lens and comprise 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, 3.5mm audio jack and USB Type-C port. The smartphone is fuelled by a 3,505mAh battery along with Quick Charge 3.0 support. On the software front, it runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat.