Why BlackBerry KEYone is one of the most anticipated smartphone of the year?
Is it because of its physical and intelligent keyboard? Is it because they introduced it as a phone with extra security measures? Or is it that some nostalgia? Maybe it’s a bit of all that.
The truth is that the cell phone, which was presented at the Mobile World Congress and goes on sale in April and hit the market on May 31. It was originally thought to be called Mercury, but later changed.
The device has a screen of 4.5 inches, with a resolution of 1620 x 1080 (434 PPI) and uses Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
One of the highlights is that it combines the touch screen with a physical and intelligent keyboard, which responds to tactile gestures.
The KEYone is the first phone to have a fingerprint sensor built directly into the keypad.
It has Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and a 3505 mAh battery. As it includes Quick Charge 3.0 technology, it can charge up to 50 percent of the battery in about 36 minutes.
The rear camera is 12MP and includes the camera sensor Sony IMX378, and has autofocus by phase detection. On the other hand, the front camera is 8MP with fixed focus and highlights a lens with wide angle of 84 degrees.
It has an Android 7.1 operating system and comes preloaded with BlackBerry Hub, which allows you to center all messages in the same location. Thus, it is easier to manage the mails, SMS and messages on all social networks from the same site.
The difference between KEYone and any other device with Android is that it has a set of improved security features that are incorporated into all devices.
In this regard, it has an operating system solidified with the patented technique of BlackBerry Limited to generate additional layer of security.
It comes with BlackBerry DTEK that allows monitoring and protection of security over the operating system and applications. Thus, the user is notified when the privacy of the cell phone could be at risk.
BlackBerry KEYone Specs and Features
Included Applications: Photo Editor, Video Editor, Document Viewer
Audio and Video
Music player formats AAC +, FLAC, MP3, WAV
Formats player video DivX, H.265, MP4, XviD
Other Audio features Sound speakers, Noise canceling with dedicated microphone
Types of tone MP3, Vibration, WAV Ringtones
Battery Type Non-renewable Li-ion battery
Battery Capacity 3,505mAh battery hour
Other battery features Quick battery Charger: 50% in 36 min
Camera Features Aperture ƒ / 2.0, Face Detection, Geo tagging, HDR, Panorama, Phase
detection autofocus, Sensor size 1 / 2.3, pixel size 1.55um, Touch focus
Secondary Camera Features 1080p, 1.125 um Pixel size
Camera Resolution 12 Megapixels
Secondary Camera Resolution 8 Megapixels
Flash Type Dual LED, Dual tone
Video Capture 1080p at 60fps
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.2 with A2DP, Dual-Band, EDR, LE, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, WiFi Direct, WiFi hotspot
Connectivity data EDGE, GPRS, HSPA 42.2 / 5.76 Mbps, LTE, LTE-A Cat9 450/50 Mbps
Connectors USB Type C 1.0 Connector, 3.5mm Headphones Jack, USB On-The-Go
Dimensions (high) 149.1 mm
Dimensions (W x D x H) 72.4 mm
Dimensions (Depth) 9.4 Millimeters
Materials Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Weight 180 Gr
GPS A-GPS, BDS, GLONASS, Si
Memory expansion microSD (up to 256Gb)
Memory RAM 3 Gb
Phone Memory 32 Gb
Messaging BBM, Email, Instant Messaging (IM), MMS, Push Email, SMS
Browsing protocol HTML5
Keyboard and Buttons
Keyboard Type QWERTY
Processor Adreno 506, Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53, Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
Operating System Android OS, v7.1 (Nougat)
Type of SIM Nano Sim
3G Network (HSDPA) 1900, 2100, 850, 900
Network AWS 1700
Network GSM 1800, 1900, 850, 900
Network LTE 1700 / 2100, 1800, 1900, 2100, 2300, 2500, 2600, 700, 800, 850, 900
Screen colors 16 million
LCD type screen IPS LCD
Screen Resolution (Width) 1080 Pixels
Screen Resolution (Long) 1620 Pixels
Size 4.5 Inches
Touch screen Multi-touch technology