One of the stars of this year’s Mobile World Congress, held in Barcelona, Spain, was definitely the latest BlackBerry KEYone smartphone.
A couple of months have passed since the event, and now finally we have the news regarding the start of the sale of the new mobile device.
TCL Communication, a Chinese multinational electronics company and BlackBerry’s global licensing partner, announced that the sale of KEYone in Canada will start next month. The smartphone will be available at Bell, Bell MTS, Rogers, SaskTel and TELUS Business, with starting price of $199 CAD for a two-year term.
All those who can’t wait that long will have the opportunity to pre-order the latest BlackBerry device, starting May 18.
The New Features
BlackBerry KEYone comes with an elegant aluminum frame, 4.5-inch touch display with impact and scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass and is built to offer the highest durability.
With 52 customizable shortcuts, each letter on the keyboard is tailored to suit your needs, allowing your to have instant access to all your favorite applications and contacts. Touch navigation is very responsive and easy to use, with trackpad to quickly scroll through webpages.
The latest BlackBerry is based on the the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 mobile platform with Qualcomm Adreno 506 GPU, which offers a powerful combination of battery efficiency and usage and fast LTE speeds.
The 3505 mAh battery offers up to 26+ hours of battery life, while the Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology enables even up to 50% charge in only 36 minutes! A great feature, which will definitely be appreciated by many users.
BlackBerry KEYone offers impressive photo quality, thanks to 12MP rear camera with top-notch Sony IMX378 sensor. Up front is 8MP camera, with fixed focus and LCD flash.
Security Above All
BlackBerry paid special attention to security features of the new phone. The space bar holds the first of its kind keyboard-embedded fingerprint sensor, which offers the improved security of the device itself.
The device comes with DTEK by BlackBerry, an in-house developed feature, which offers constant security monitoring of the system and the apps, informing you if your privacy is at risk and offering the solutions to improve it. You can be sure your camera and microphone are secure, as well as your SMS inbox, e-mails, contacts and information on your location.
The sale of BlackBerry KEYone starts on May 31.