TCL-owned BlackBerry announced the KEYone Bronze Edition at CES 2018 earlier this month. While the smartphone shares the same set of specifications and features with the original variant, the only difference is the color. The Bronze color is visible on the frame, and is also part of the back cover. Now, the company has launched the smartphone in China for RMB 3,699 (Rs 36,800 approximately). The smartphone is up for pre-order on JD.com.
The USP of the BlackBerry KEYone is its physical QWERTY keyboard. The keyboard is entirely capacitive and can be used for scrolling around the interface without touching the phone’s screen. The phone also has a fingerprint sensor, which is embedded into the spacebar on the keyboard of the device.
BlackBerry KEYone Bronze Edition specifications
In terms of specifications, the smartphone features a 4.5-inch 1080×1620 pixel screen with a 3:2 ratio. Under the hood is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage.
On the camera front, the smartphone sports a 12-megapixel camera with large 1.55um pixels, and 8-megapixel front camera. The smartphone features a 3,350mAh battery. On the software front, the device runs Android 7.1 Nougat out-of-the-box. BlackBerry is, however, said to be working on the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the device.
At CES 2018, the company said that the Bronze Edition will be launched in Q1, 2018 in select markets, including Asia, Europe, and Middle East.