BlackBerry KEYone India launch pegged for August 1

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BlackBerry KEYone might be launched in India on August 1. The company has started sending out media invites showing that they are going to launch a new device but the name remains unknown for now.

BlackBerry KEYone India launch pegged for August 1

From the invite, it is believed that the company will launch the BlackBerry KEYone at an event in New Delhi on August 1. The press invite has the tagline "Do more. Different", which is identical to the one that the company used for the global announcement of the handset. We can expect more details to surface online in the coming days as the launch will happen in the next week.

Talking about the BlackBerry KEYone, the smartphone was made by TCL, the new hardware partner of BlackBerry. Initially, the smartphone was unveiled at the MWC 2017 tech show in Barcelona in late February. The handset features a physical keyboard that is iconic to BlackBerry devices. Unlike the previous phones from the brand, this one comes with a bigger display on board.

On the specifications front, the BlackBerry KEYone adorns a 4.5-inch FHD 1080p display and equips a Snapdragon 625 SoC. The processor is teamed up with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage space that can be further expanded up to 2TB via a microSD card. The imaging department comprises of a 12MP main camera and an 8MP selfie camera at the front with f/2.2 aperture. A 3505mAh battery powers the BlackBerry KEYone smartphone from within rendering a decent backup. This battery supports the quick charging capability as well. The battery saving mode called Boost will become active while charging so that the process is done faster.

BlackBerry KEYone is priced at $549 in the global market. From the same, we expect the smartphone slated for an August 1 launch to be priced around Rs. 50,000.

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