BlackBerry Mercury officially named KEYone


Blackberry is bringing back the classic QWERTY keypad back to Android. Existing Blackberry users were long demanding a phone with physical keyboard and their wishes has been fullfilled.

TCL, the brand responsible for Blackberry hardware arm, has launched Blackberry KEYone. Under the hood of KEYone is a Snapdragon 625 SoC, Android 7.1 Noughat with DTEK Customization and security features, 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage.

Rear camera of the KEYone is 12-megapixels with bigger 1.55µm pixel size, phase detection auto focus and dual tone led flash. On the front 8-megapixels camera keep selfie sharp and clear and video calls can be made at upto 1080p resolution.

Blackberry KEYone also has dual loudspeakers, a full 4-row QWERTY capacitive keypad which you can also use as a trackpad, a front mounted finger print scanner, Type C connector and Cat 9 LTE capable of 450mbps download and 5o mbps upload speed.

It also has a massive 3505 mAh battery and measure 9.4mm thick. It will be available in April 2017.

Blackberry KEYone Specifications

Display 4.5-inch 1080 x 1620 pixels
Processor Snapdragon 625 SoC clocked at 2.0GHz
Back Camera 12-megapixels Sony IMX378
Rear Camera 8-megapixels
Storage 32 GB
Connectivity 4G,3G, 2G, VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
Security Front Mounted Fingerprint Sensor
Software Android 7.1 Noughat
Battery 3505 mAh
Dimensions 149.1 x 72.4 x 9.4 mm
Expected release date Apr-17
Price INR 45000 ($599)

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