Canadian Company BlackBerry has launched its new smartphone in India called”BlackBerry KEYone” at ₹39,999. The phone is officially available from August 8 and is exclusive to Amazon India. The special feature of this phone is the QWERTY keyboard which has shortcuts and easy navigation through Gestures.

BlackBerry KEYone in India comes with some upgraded specifications when compared to international variants. BlackBerry Keyone smartphone in India is manufactured by its Hardware partner Optiemus Infracom, whereas the international variant is manufactured and sold by TCL.  The Indian variant of BlackBerry KEYone comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage when compared to 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Another change is that the Indian variant has Dual Sim support with support for JIO 4GvoLTE. Apart from these other specifications remain same.

BlackBerry KEYone smartphone launched in India at Rs.39,999

BlackBerry KEYone Specifications

BlackBerry KEYone comes with a 4.5-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1080 x 1620 pixels. There is also Corning Gorilla Glass on top of it for an extra level of protection. The company claims it to be scratch resistant.  The Smartphone is powered by  2GHZ octa-core Qualcomm 625 processor. It comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage.  Below the display is the 4-row QWERTY keyboard that also supports capacitive gestures, and every button can be customized for two shortcuts. The fingerprint sensor is integrated right into the space button.

BlackBerry KEYone sports a 12MP Sony IMX378 sensor with dual tone LED flash, with f/2.2 aperture and 84-degree wide angle lens. The camera is capable of recording 4k videos as well. The Front camera has a resolution of 8MP and f/2.0  aperture with Flash. The smartphone comes with a 3,505mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3, which could charge from 0% to 50% in just 36 minutes. The device comes with Android Nougat 7.1 out of the box.

The smartphone also includes MicroSD card slot for expanding the storage additionally up to 2TB. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, FM Radio, GPS, GLONASS, 3.5mm Audio jack, and USB 3.1 Type-C port. It measures 149.3 x 72.5 x 9.4 mm and weighs 180 grams.