The Canadian smartphone company, Blackberry, is going through its resurrection period as it has launched its new flagship, KEYone embodying a hardware design, which will only run on a single US carrier, Sprint, at the moment. The company previously announced the new phone at the platform of the Mobile World Congress and from that time everyone was looking forward to its launch.
The flagship has added its traditional symbolization of QWERTY keyboards but also keeping up with the trends, the company has embedded a touch screen and a modern fingerprint sensor as well.
It is surprising that the much-appraised phone was not able to pass the durability test by Zack Nelson as the phone could not bear the oddities it was made to encounter like it was burnt, scratched, and even bent. After the astonishing results, the Canadian company announced to add more adhesive measures to prevail the reliability and persistence of phone. Although, another test revealed that the phone could be a good choice for a regular usage as the company added much-strengthened screens into their new KEYone smartphone.
Key Features of Blackberry KEYone:
According to the official website of Blackberry the new phone carries a lot of robust features including:
- 4.5-inch touch display, Corning Gorilla Glass 4
- 8MP front camera with flash
- 12MP auto-focus large pixel rear camera
- Fingerprint Sensor
- BlackBerry Security software
- 3 GB RAM
- 32 GB Flash
- Expandable memory via hot swappable microSD
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset
- Fully Android
- Access to over a million apps on Google Play
- Convenience Key
- Octa-Core 2.0 GHz
- 64-bit Adreno 506
- 650MHz GPU
- 3505 mAh (typical) 4.4V non-removable Lithium Ion battery QC3.0
- Enabled 50% charge in 36 minutes
Price and availability
However, the phone’s release got delayed but the Blackberry’s flagship had been up for pre-orders in Canada since last May. Also, the flagship was made available in the US on only the Sprint carrier, moreover, it made its way to the UK via Amazon.
The Sprint offers the phone priced at $528 or $22 monthly for 18months. The Android-occupied Blackberry units will be available in retail stores by the end of this month but they are all ready to be sold online.