BlackBerry KEYone

Market Status: Available in India | Launch Date in India: 1 August, 2017 |
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Android,7.1.1 Nougat
64 GB
12MP Primary Camera, 8 MP Front Camera
4.5 inches 1080 x 1620 pixels
Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
Non-removable Li-Ion 3505 mAh battery
  • FM Radio
  • 3G /4G
  • Finger print sensor
  • Dual SIM /Nano SIM
  • GPRS
  • WIFI
  • Bluetooth
  • VoLTE
  • Secondary Camera
  • Gorilla Glass
  • OTG Supported

BlackBerry KEYone Price

Pros / Cons


Premium and sturdy design
Good camera and battery performance
Useful physical keyboard


A bit bulky
Screen is not built for gaming and movie watching
No flagship CPU

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BlackBerry KEYone Specifications

Operating System Android OS, v7.1.1 (Nougat)
Device type Smart Phone
Sim Dual Sim
Status Available in India
Global Release Date August 2017
Indian Release Date 1 August, 2017
Dimensions 149.1 x 72.5 x 9.4 mm
Weight 180 g
Screen size 4.5 inches
Form Factor Touch and Type
Screen resolution 1080 x 1620 pixels
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Technology (Display Type) IPS LCD (Gorilla Glass 4)
CPU Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 506
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
Internal Storage 64 GB storage
External Storage Up to 2 TB
Card Slot microSD Card
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM, BBM 6
Call Records Unlimited
Primary camera 12 MP Camera
Front Camera 8 MP Camera
Video Recording 1080p@30fps
Camera Features Geo Tagging, HDR, 4K Video recording
Audio Player MP3, FLAC, WMA, WAV
Video Player MPEG4, H.264, H.263, DivX, Xvid
Games Yes
FM Radio Yes
Speakers Yes
Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
Type Non-removable Li-Ion 3505 mAh battery
Stand by NA
Talk time NA
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE, EDR
Infrared Port No
GPS Facility with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Browser HTML5
3G Speed HSPA, LTE
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
Sensors Fingerprint Sensor, NFC, Quick Charging

BlackBerry KEYone Details

The Blackberry Keyone was launched on 1st August, 2017 in India. The device comes with flick typing, with an ability to flick words onto your screen as you type. The device enables with touch gestures like a trackpad to quickly scroll through web pages or emails.  The smartphone is secured with Blackberry security software, featuring DTEK security monitoring app, best in class monthly Android security updates and security built-in from the start. BlackBerry Hub is an irreplaceable tool for consolidating all of your messages in one place – whether it’s email, calendar, social or phone calls. Program each key to instantly bring up contacts and apps you use most often, such as pressing “B” to open browser. The Blackberry is available in Black color.


The device comes with a 4.5 inches capacitive touchscreen display, with a screen resolution of 1080 x 1620 pixels and display type of IPS LCD (Gorilla Glass 4). The screen size features 24-bit colour depth and 3:2 aspect ratio.


The smartphone makes use of an octa-core Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 that is coupled with 64-bit Adreno 506 GPU, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage default memory capacity. This storage can be expanded up to another 2TB with the help of a microSD Card.


For imaging, the device sports a 12MP camera with 1080p@30fps, Geo Tagging, HDR, 4K Video recording, PDAF, 4x digital zoom, Panorama, burst, live filters. Up front, the smartphone makes use of a 8MP selfie camera, featuring image and video stabilisation, wide selfie mode, and multi-frame low light enhancement.


The connectivity aspects include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, v4.2, A2DP, LE, EDR, USB Type-c, OTG, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS and dual sim.


The smartphone packs a 4.4v non-removable Li-Ion 3505 mah battery, with quick charge 3.0. The battery gets enabled with 50% charge in 36 minutes.  


The device runs Android 7.1(Nougat), out of the box.


The sensors are Ambient light, Proximity, Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Magnetic, Hall Effect and Fingerprint.


The Blackberry KEYone price in India starts from Rs. 35,990 for 4GB and 64GB variant.

Latest BlackBerry KEYone News

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  • BlackBerry KEY2 images surface online again

    BlackBerry KEYone was one of the unique smartphones launched in 2017. For some, it remains as their primary device. But, it's about time that the company brings a follow-up to the handset. Now, a new hands-on image has appeared of the

    May 12, 2018
  • BlackBerry gets WIPO nod for a new camera design

    BlackBerry has received a nod from the World Intellectual patent Organization (WIPO) for a new camera design. The company filed for the patent on December 23, 2016, and was finally granted three days ago. The patent comes with a moniker

    February 17, 2018
  • BlackBerry unveils two new smartphones along with Bronze edition of KEYone

    BlackBerry KEYone was annonced in India back in 2017. TCL which is BlackBerry's parent company announced that it is planning to expand its range of smartphones with the launch of two new BlackBerry phones, which will be available in the second

    January 10, 2018
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