The newly launched Blackberry Keyone smartphone featuring a QWERTY keyboard with a 4.5-inch display is ready to make its debut in Europe as the device is going to be available for sale in Europe starting May 5th. The Blackberry Keyone is currently available for pre-orders via UK retailer Clove in Europe priced at £499. The device is currently available with a Black colour option and 32GB inbuilt storage capacity.
The Blackberry KeyOne was announced at MWC 2017 event in February and it comes with a QWERTY physical backlit keyboard whose keys respond to touch gestures and comes with support for flick typing and up to 52 customizable shortcuts. The smartphone also comes with a fingerprint sensor that is built into the spacebar of the physical keyboard. The Blackberry Keyone features an anodized aluminum frame and a soft touch textured back for perfect grip.
As we already know, the Blackberry Keyone comes with a 4.5-inch display with 1620 x 1080 pixels resolution, 433 PPI and scratch-resistant glass protection. It is powered by a 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 14nm processor with 650MHz Adreno 506 GPU along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage capacity with MicroSD card expandable storage up to 2TB.
It comes with a 4-row physical QWERTY backlit keyboard with capacitive touch and runs on Android 7.1 (Nougat). It features a 12-megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, Sony IMX378 sensor, 1.55μm pixel size, 1/2.3″ sensor size, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, 4K video recording along with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with 1.12µm pixel size and f/2.2 aperture.
The KeyOne is backed up by a good 3505mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 feature that can deliver up to 50% of charge in just 36 minutes. A fingerprint sensor is available on the space bar of the QWERTY keyboard and it comes with a 3.5mm audio jack with FM Radio support. It measures 149.3 x 72.5 x 9.4mm and weighs 180 grams. it comes with connectivity options like 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4 & 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS / GLONASS, NFC and USB 3.1 Type-C. Blackberry also launched the Blackberry Aurora android smartphone last month in Indonesia where it is priced at RP 34,99,000 (around $260).