We all know that the Canadian company BlackBerry abandoned the manufacture of smartphones, but in its place was TCL who passed the rights to the brand. Hence, recently, it has just introduced the KEYone which shows that BlackBerry is still alive.

KEYone: BlackBerry Is Still Alive

Some time ago, we reported that the Canadian company BlackBerry is DEAD! But, no, the Canadian firm BlackBerry did not die, as it is still alive. However, we all know that the company abandoned the manufacture of smartphones, but in its place was TCL who passed the rights to the brand.

Demonstrated at CES with BlackBerry Mercury, as the new KEYone was just introduced by the Canadian company BlackBerry and notable for the fact that it resurrects the physical QWERTY keyboard.

As some rumors have advanced, the new BlackBerry “Mercury,” which will be called KEYone, will be presented briefly at the Mobile World Congress, which will take place in Barcelona these days.

This new smartphone is distinguished by a re-integration of a physical keyboard and by having a touch screen. Also, note that the keyboard can be used as a touchpad. On the keyboard, more precisely in the space key, we can still find a fingerprint reader as well.

Now, let’s have a look at the Key Features of this new smartphone:-

  • Screen: 4.5 “full-HD with a maximum resolution of 1,620 x 1,080 pixels, with Gorilla Glass 4 protection
  • Soc: Snapdragon 625 with Octa -Core CPU Cortex-A53 that will be clocked at 2.0 Ghz
  • GPU: Adreno 605
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Storage memory: 32 GB (expandable via microSD card)
  • Rear Camera: 12 MP with Sony IMX378
  • Front Camera: 8 MP (with Flash)
  • Battery: 3505 mAh with support for QuickCharge 3.0 technology (50% charging in just 36 minutes)
  • Operating System: Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a USB type-C interface

Moreover, it is also known that this new smartphone has an aluminum body and this new smartphone will simply hit the market in April 2017 which will cost around $549.

So, what do you think about this new smartphone from BlackBerry? Simply share your views and thoughts in the comment section below.


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