MWC 2017: BlackBerry KEYone Specs, Features And Price

The BlackBerry® KEYone has been launched in the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2017) in Barcelona, Spain on February 2017. This new secured KEYone smartphone has a strong aluminium frame, impact resistant display and soft textured back. It has come with world’s most advanced touch sensitive smart physical keyboard.

The KEYone is manufactured by BlackBerry in partnership with TCL. The device will be available in April 2017 all around the world and will come at a price of $549 (around 36,500 in India).

Keyone Smart Keyboard Features

The smart Keyboard acts as a trackpad and all 52 letter keys are programmable. Additionally, KEYone is the first smartphone to build a fingerprint sensor directly into the keyboard spacebar for added functionality and security.

  1. Shortcuts:The keyboard can be easily programmed to launch up to 52 customizable shortcuts, such as pressing “I” for your inbox, “M” to access maps or “B” to open browser.
  2. Flick typing: Predictive text made even faster with the ability to flick words onto your screen as you type.
  3. Touch navigation: Responds to touch gestures like a trackpad, to quickly scroll through webpages or emails.

BlackBerry ® KEYone Key Features

  1. Fully Android™ Nougat 7.1 operating system powered by a Snapdragon 625 processor.
  2. 4.5 inch 1620×1080 Full HD display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
  3. Access to over a million apps on Google Play.
  4. 3GB RAM with 32GB of Internal storage and microSD support up to 2TB.
  5. 3,505mAh battery, which can receive a 50% charge in just 36 minutes.
  6. 12 MP auto-focus large pixel Sony IMX 378 rear camera & 8MP front camera with flash.
  7. Fingerprint Sensor and BlackBerry Security software.


Model BlackBerry® KEYone
Technical features Operating System: Android Nougat 7.1
Processor (CPU): Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 625 Octa-Core 2.0 GHz
Form factor: Touchscreen
SIM slot: Dual-SIM (GSM and GSM)
Display Screen Size: 4.5 inch Full IPS LCD Display
Touchscreen: Yes
Resolution: 1620 x 1080 pixels & 24-bit colour depth
Pixel density: 433 Pixels per inch(PPI)
Storage Internal storage (ROM): 32 GB Flash
Expandable storage: 2 TB via microSD Card
Battery Capacity: Li-ion 3505mAh
Removable battery: No
Enabled 50% charge in 36 minutes
Design Weight: 180g
Dimensions: 149.3 x 72.5 x 9.4 mm
Camera Rear Camera : 12-megapixel auto-focus large pixel
Front Camera : 8-megapixel Fixed-Focus
Flash: Yes
Features Smart key, E-Touch, Black Screen Gesture
Sensors Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient light & Hall Effect
Connectivity WiFi, USB, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, FM,GSM,3G,4G/ LTE, etc.

For more information about the BlackBerry KEYone and its specs and features, and to register for pre-order updates, please visit and follow TCL’s @BBMobile channel on Twitter.

Megha Jain

Engg & Freelance Author

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