Blackberry Keyone is an advanced Android smartphone that is complete in all respects and primarily aimed at business professionals. It has a display of 4.5 inches with a good resolution of 1620x1080 pixels. The features offered by this Blackberry Keyone are many and all cutting edge. Beginning with the 4G LTE module, which allows excellent data transfer and surfing the Internet. It also has a QWERTY keyboard, which is useful to make quick and easy composition of messages and email.
Two keyboards, a touch and a physical QWERTY, in line with its tradition, but above all more attention to safety. BlackBerry does not give up and will relaunch with a new smartphone, the Keyone at Mobile World Congress, the largest fair in the world of mobile telephony. An important event to share: recent data from Gartner have established that its market share in the world is zero.
We are honored to play such an important role for the future of BlackBerry smartphones, which have always been an icon of the industry, says Nicolas Zibell, CEO of TCL Communication, the Chinese company with which the Canadian brand has entered into a long-term license agreement in 2016.
BlackBerry Keyone has a 4.5 inch display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 that is resistant to scratches and bumps, and combines the touch display with a physical keyboard that offers users more space to type than a traditional 5.5-inch smartphone. The smart keyboard makes web browsing, reading and writing emails more fluid and intuitive and messages and can be programmed to launch up to 52 customizable shortcuts.
Concerning the other technical characteristics, the device has on-board Android 7.1 operating system, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology that makes possible the charging of 50% of the battery in about 36 minutes, a 12-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX378 sensor and a 8MP front. It also has a fingerprint reader built into the keyboard space bar.
The camera allows the Blackberry Keyone to take high quality photos with a resolution of 4038x3036 pixels and record video in 4K resolution of 3840x2160 pixels.
Last but not least is safety. The device includes applying DTEK by BlackBerry, designed to help constantly monitor the level of smartphone security, informing the user in case of risk of invasion of privacy and advising on how to protect themselves. Then there is the Root of Trust, which means the system whereby, each time a BlackBerry device is activated in the world, to go through a complex series of checks to confirm the integrity of every component.
BlackBerry Keyone will be available from early April at a fairly high price (599 euro), in line with the big names in the industry.