MWC 2017: Blackberry KEYONE is Back to basics... and success!

This evening at 7 pm, BlackBerry opened the show with a press conference on the occasion of MWC event in Barcelona.


The Blackberry KEYONE, the main event for the company, is equipped with Snapdragon 625 processor with 8 cores Cortex-A53 running at 2 GHz and a GPU Adreno 506. The whole is coupled with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory.

With the integration of a 3505 mAh battery which represents the largest battery put into a BlackBerry till now. Blackberry announces that the smartphone can recharge up to 50% in 36 minutes.

The BlackBerry KEYONE is 4.5" with a resolution of 1620×1080, a density of 434 PPI and a 3: 2 format.

On the other hand, the "small" screen definition of the smartphone should allow equally remarkable graphics performance without sacrificing the quality of display since this definition on a small 4.5-inch slab offers a high resolution of 431 dots per inch. Ample enough for a perfect readability.


On the photographic side, the designers opted for a 12 megapixel Sony sensor with large 1,55-micron photosites for better light capture and a phase detection autofocus. As with many manufacturers, the megapixel race seems finally gone in facade we find an 8-megapixel sensor.

And under its 4.5-inch touchscreen, discover a tactile keyboard with a comfortable typing surface.


The KEYONE's keyboard can not slide, which gives the smartphone more slender lines, housed in an elegant anodized aluminum frame. Keyboard keys are not only used for text input but also respond to tactile (sliding, tapping) gestures to facilitate the task of the user in his navigation. It is also possible to set certain keys to becoming shortcuts. And a fingerprint reader is directly integrated into the space bar of the keyboard.

The BlackBerry KEYONE will be delivered under the latest version of Android (7.1) and will benefit from the BlackBerry Hub Unified Messaging system. It should be available in April at the price of 549USD.

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