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BlackBerry KEYone price in India slashed ahead of potential Key2 launch

The BlackBerry Key2 brings about incremental upgrades over its predecessor the KEYone.

  • Published: June 12, 2018 4:00 PM IST
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BlackBerry has quietly slashed the price tag of its KEYone smartphone in India. The price cut comes a week after the company launched the Key2 at an event in New York. This move is also seen as a precursor to the imminent launch of the Key2 in India.

The BlackBerry KEYone was launched in India last year with a price tag of Rs 39,999. But now, the smartphone is listed on Amazon India for Rs 33,975, which is a Rs 6,024 price slash. The e-commerce site is also offering 10 percent cashback when using Citibank credit card, and EMIs starting from Rs 1,615 per month. There is also an exchange bonus of up to Rs 13,050 on offer.

BlackBerry KEYone specifications, features

To recap, the KEYone features a 4.5-inch (1620×1080 pixels) 3:2 display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset, and two variants to choose from – 32GB+3GB, and 64GB+4GB.

Watch: Blackberry KeyOne Review

The smartphone also features a 12-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel front camera, 3,500mAh battery, and a QWERTY keyboard. On the software front, the smartphone runs Android Nougat out-of-the-box.

BlackBerry Key2 specifications, features

In comparison, the new BlackBerry Key2 features a 4.5-inch (1620×1080 pixels) 3:2 display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, 6GB of RAM, and two storage variants – 64GB and 128GB. The smartphone also features a dual-camera setup (12-megapixel+12-megapixel), 8-megapixel front camera, and a 3,500mAh battery with QuickCharge 3.0 support. On the software front, the smartphone runs Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box.

While there is no official word yet, BlackBerry is widely expected to launch the new smartphone in India soon. To put things into perspective, the 64GB variant is priced at $649 (Rs 43,500 approximately) in the US.

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  • Published Date: June 12, 2018 4:00 PM IST