How is BlackBerry KeyOne Limited Edition Black Launched in India Different

Prayank

One of the most popular mobile phone makers, BlackBerry, is back in the Indian market with the Android-based KeyOne, launched in India at an event in New Delhi. But there is a slight difference as this variant has been branded as a limited edition ‘Black’ KeyOne alongside a few upgrades under the hood.

Unveiled by the company as ‘Mercury’ at CES 2017 and later rechristened as the KEYone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Blackberry made the much-anticipated comeback into the smartphone industry with the KEYone in association with their distribution partners — TCL and two other companies in Indonesia (BB Mera Putih) and the Indian sub-continent(Optiemus Infracom).

BlackBerry has launched the KEYone in a limited edition ‘Black’ and has upgraded the memory and storage of the device too.

The BlackBerry KEYone is otherwise being offered with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage and sports silver borders. But the BlackBerry KEYone Limited Edition Black launched in India gets an upgrade to 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage alongside an all black design.

The company relaunched its iconic QWERTY keypad design alongwith a touch screen, but the keypad also doubles up as a touchpad and a fingerprint sensor, which is secured with BlackBerry’s own security software — considered to be one of the best in the world.

The BlackBerry KEYone goes on sale on August 8, exclusively on Amazon India, and will retail for a price of Rs 39,999.

BlackBerry KeyOne Specifications

BlackBerry KEYone being offered with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage in other markets.
  • Display: The BlackBerry KEYone comes with a 4.5-inch (1620 x 1080) LCD touchscreen display with Gorilla Glass 4.
  • Processor: The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC which clocks at 2.0GHz
  • Camera: It sports a 12MP 84-degree wide lens rear camera and a 8MP front camera.
  • Memory and Storage: The device features 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 2TB via a microSD card.
  • Battery and OS: The BlackBerry KEYone is backed by a 3505 mAh battery unit and runs on Android Nougat.

BlackBerry has been long out of the race since Android overtook the smartphone world by storm and the once king of the professional world was rendered obsolete.

Failing to adapt to changing times — and OS — the Canadian company had a fall from grace not too long ago and since has learnt from its mistake and has collaborated with three partners globally to make a comeback.

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