Blackberry Key One is official
TCL has introduced yet another Android device under the name of Blackberry Key One. This time, the BB Key One has a full qwerty keyboard, a rare feature among smartphones these days.
The Blackberry Key One (previously rumored to be the Blackberry Mercury or DTEK70) adds to the line-up of qwerty phones like the Blackberry Passport and Blackberry Priv, prior to TCL’s take-over of the brand.
BlackBerry KeyOne specs:
4.5-inch IPS LCD display @ 1620×1080 pixels, 434ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 2.0GHz octa-core chip
Adreno 605 graphics
32GB internal storage
Up to 256GB via microSD card
12MP f/2.0 PDAF rear camera (Sony IMX378 sensor), dual-LED, dual-tone flash
8MP front-facing camera
GPS with aGPS support, GLONASS
FM radio tuner
USB Type C
3505mAh Li-Ion battery
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Android 7.1 Nougat
149.1 x 72.4 x 9.4mm (dimensions)
Some notable features include a backlit keyboard, an embedded fingerprint sensor in the space bar, keyboard touch gestures, and the familiar Blackberry Hub. Also, note that the Key One uses the same IMX378 sensor on the Google Pixel.
TCL is set to release this Key One globally this April with a suggested price of $549 (~Php27,500).