The BlackBerry KEYone was launched over the weekend and so far, the phone has yet to be put up for sale by the Canadian company.
While the company has already confirmed prices for the American and European markets, the BlackBerry KEYone and its availability in other markets across the globe remains unclear. In the U.S., the phone will be priced at $549 while those in Europe will get for €599. If you live in the UK, the KEYone will be yours for £499.
Now, a retailer in India has already listed the BlackBerry KEYone on their website and apparently, the phone will retail at Rs 39,999, which is about $600. As expected, the retailer, OnlyMobiles.com, has not yet confirmed the exact date of availability, with the phone listed as “Coming Soon.”
The BlackBerry KEYone variant that will be coming to India will keep the same specs and features as the rest of the models selling in other markets. The phone packs a compact 4.5-inch display screen with a Full HD resolution and is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass technology. The screen promises sharper views thanks to the 433ppi pixel density.
Hardware-wise, the BlackBerry KEYone ships with a midrange processor – a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core – that has a clock speed of 2.0GHz and is paired with a 3GB RAM. The processor is built using the 14nm process and comes with an Adreno 506 GPU as well. In terms of storage, the KEYone offers 32GB, but there’s a microSD card slot that can house up to 2TB of storage.
In terms of software, the BlackBerry KEYone has the latest Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box alongside BlackBerry’s customizations that are meant to make the phone the most secure on the planet. The back has a 12MP AF camera with 4K video recording capabilities, PDAF, f/2.0 and dual-tone LED flash as well as 4x digital zoom, among many other features. On the front, you’ll find an 8MP lens with f/2.2 aperture and 1080p video recording capabilities.
To keep the KEYone alive is a decent 3505mAh battery that is supported by Qualcomm’s fast charging technology. You also get a fingerprint scanner on the phone’s space bar, which is kind of a unique place to have this feature mounted.
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