BlackBerry KEYone is filtered in a new image which shows all the specifications of this smartphone and that it will have a physical keyboard and Android 7.1. Blackberry will unveil this new terminal at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, but as usual, these filtered images and its official website reveal most of the features and design of this new terminal, which has a physical keyboard and Android 7.1, a combination certainly more than interesting. We will now review all the features of this new Blackberry KEYone with Android Nougat.
During the past CES of Las Vegas, the Canadian BlackBerry announced the Mercury. This terminal, which at that time still did not have an official name, will make its official debut within a short time in MWC 2017 that will open its doors to the public next Monday, February 27.
This new Blackberry had been known until now as the Blackberry DTEK70, which after the release of DTEK60 model was intended to offer the interesting combination of smartphone with Android 7 and physical keyboard
Today, two days before the world’s most important telephony event opens, the BlackBerry KEYONE has been filtered in full color and detail. Below, we will give a review of all the features of this new terminal.
Specifications of BlackBerry KEYOne with physical keyboard
This new bet, the Blackberry KEYone with Android 7 being manufactured by TCL offers attractive specifications in some aspects, like the physical keyboard and a screen that only reaches 4.5 inches, but with a high resolution. Here we have listed all the details about this smartphone:
- 4.5-inch screen with 1620 × 1080 pixel resolution and 3: 2 aspect ratio
- Processor Snapdragon 625
- Andreno 605 GPU
- 12 megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX378 sensor, with a pixel size of 1.55μm
- 3505mAh battery
- Quick Charge 3.0
- Backlit physical keyboard
- Android 7.1 Operating System Nougat
The aspect to emphasize on the KEYone is, undoubtedly, its design. This is a terminal with a strange format. Its screen is 4.5 inches with Full HD resolution and 3: 2 ratio, and just below it is present a physical QWERTY keyboard with 4 rows of keys, backlit and with a reader of traces hidden in the space bar. The keyboard will also act as a trackpad and will be customizable with up to 52 different shortcuts.
Details such as RAM or internal storage have not yet been known, but certainly the most interesting thing about this terminal is its physical keyboard, a feature most common in decade old models, but today is difficult to see with touchscreens smartphones.
This keyboard has an interesting feature, since the keys also respond to gestures and can be used as a touchpad. It also has 52 fully customizable keyboard shortcuts. Another interesting aspect is that the fingerprint sensor is integrated into the keyboard. The rapid charging of battery of this new Blackberry allows charging the battery to 50% in just 36 minutes
Its body is made of aluminum, although its rear has a rubbery finish that promises to offer better ergonomics and comfort when holding the device in the hands and make use of the physical keyboard.
The inside of the device was one of the biggest doubts so far. It was not known if it would finally be a high-end or mid-range terminal. Finally, BlackBerry has decided to integrate a Snapdragon 625 processor signed by Qualcomm, accompanied by the GPU Adreno 605, and a battery of 3500 mAh with Quick Charge 3.0. One of the big surprises lies in its operating system, as it will be based on Android 7.1 Nougat.
The photographic section is headed by a main camera of 12 megapixels, that will make use of the Sony IMX378 sensor, exactly the same of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL which seems to offer good result.
At the moment no details are known about the date and price of this new terminal. It is to be hoped that all this will be officially known in the presentation of the new terminal in the MWC of Barcelona. Luckily, only a few days are left for the MWC 2017 to start, where BlackBerry will officially introduce the new KEYone.