The BlackBerry KeyOne released in April 2017 is the latest addition to its Android powered and QWERTY keyboard devices such as the Blackberry Priv. This is good news for many Kenyan customers who have inquired on the Blackberry Bold and the older QWERTY BlackBerry devices that were unavailable in the market can get a device that comes close.
The BlackBerry KeyOne has 4.5 inch touchscreen display that sits on top of a QWERTY keyboard. Capacitive navigation buttons are placed right in between the keyboard and the touchscreen. The space button on the keyboard doubles up as a fingerprint sensor. An Aluminum chassis sorrounds the phone and a black textured layer is placed on the back of the phone.
The 4.5 inch display has a resolution of 1620 by 1080 pixels generating a pixels per inch of 434. This keeps content such as images and text looking crisp and sharp.
The BlackBerry KeyOne is powered by the Android 7.1 Nougat operating system backed up by the BlackBerry security features for which the BlackBerry is famed for. The BlackBerry Hub is incredible software that brings together your calls, messages, emails, Whatsapp, Twitter, Facebook alerts and more to just one place.
4GB Ram and an Octacore 2.0 Cortex A53 Snapdragon 625 processor ensure you have a very speedy phone.
The internal memory is a huge 64GB which is bound to be more than enough for most users. For those hungry for more, you could get the memory expanded by up to 256 GB.
The rear camera is 12MP with an f/2.0 aperture plus dual LED Flash and the front camera is 8MP. Both shooters produce decent photos.
Main Features for the Blackberry Key One
4.5 inch Display
Android 7.1.1 Nougat Operating System
Octa-Core 2GHz Processor
Up to 256 GB Memory Card Slot
64 GB Internal Memory
4 GB RAM
12 MP Rear Camera
8 MP Front Camera
Non-removable Li-Ion 3505 mAh battery