BlackBerry Unveils A New ‘KEYone’ Smartphone Running Android 7.1

Despite BlackBerry losing all of their market share in a recent study, the company is not ready to throw in the towel just yet. Earlier today, the company announced a brand new flagship handset dubbed the BlackBerry KEYone.

The KEYone offers a unique design with a 4.5″ touchscreen coupled with the physical keyboard that made the BlackBerry devices so compelling in the past. Since it is running a full version of Google's Android 7.1 Nougat OS, users will have access to millions of compatible apps within Google Play.

Internally, you've got a Snapdragon 625 Octa-Core 2GHz processor coupled with an Adreno 506 650MHz GPU. The internal memory capacity is capped at 32GB although there is a hot-swappable microSD card slot that supports expandable memory up to 2TB.

On the bottom of the device, BlackBerry has integrated a USB-C/USB 3.1 port making it easy to use with many third-party chargers and accessories. From a power standpoint, the device utilizes a 3505 mAh non-removable battery which offers Quick Charge 3.0.

This battery capacity coupled with the choice of processing units are touted to provide the KEYone with a full two days of use before needing to recharge, quite an impressive feat given the mobile market if proven to be true.

The front-facing camera is an 8MP with flash yet the rear camera is bumped up to 12MP with support for large pixel autofocus and 4K video recording.

While BlackBerry intends to sell the KEYone through carriers when it becomes available in April, it will also be available unlocked for a price-tag of $549.

Via: The Verge
Source: BlackBerry