The BlackBerry KEYone is launched
BlackBerry has the first major launch of the Mobile World Congress, showing their first phone of the year, the BlackBerry KEYone, formerly known as Mercury. The name is inspired by the phone’s physical keyboard.
The BlackBerry KEYone has a 4.5-inch 1620 x 1080 IPS display above a QWERTY keyboard. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 625 processor and 3505 mAh battery with QC 3.0 support, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage expandable via microSD card slot up to 2TB cards.
The BlackBerry KEYone does have the 12MP Sony IMX378 1.55μm sensor like the Google Pixel. The front camera is 8MP with 84 degree field of view that can record 1080p videos at 30fps. It also has NFC and a USB Type-C 3.1 port.
The target market for the KEYone are business professionals, paying homage to the BlackBerry Passport and BlackBerry Classic. It also packs BlackBerry’s security software and apps. The BlackBerry KEYone has Android 7.1 Nougat and will go on sale early April at USD 549 (MYR 2,437.56)