Canadian handset maker BlackBerry announced its latest Android smartphone called BlackBerry KeyOne in an exclusive pre-MWC launch event in Barcelona. The smartphone, made in partnership Chinese handset maker TCL which was first codenamed as BlackBerry Mercury, was leaked hours before its launch, leaking the specs along with the confirmed name KeyOne.
As rumors to believed, KEYone comes with a physical QWERTY keyboard as well as a 4.7-inch touchscreen. The smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with Quick Charge 3.0, with a good backup of 3,505 mAh battery.
Still, official information about the RAM or the camera of the smartphone is unavailable. But, based on the pre-launch rumors, the KEYone is expected to come with a 3GB RAM and 12 MP rear camera – something compared to most budget phones like the Xiaomi Redmi Notes.
Earlier in January China's TCL Corporation had released a video teaser of Blackberry's upcoming smartphone with a physical keyboard to promote the smartphone.