BlackBerry already has its return to the world of Smartphone ready. For a long time, several rumors have been spreading and now we can confirm some of them. On CES in Las Vegas, the Canadian BlackBerry announced Mercury. This terminal, which in that moment still didn’t have an official name, will make its official debut very soon, in the MWC 2017 that will open its doors to the public next Monday, February 27th. There’s a especially attractive quality about the new smarphone BlackBerry will present; the design of thisdevice was apparently thought for nostalgic people and lovers of the classic keyboard. The new BlackBerry device has both touchpad and a small keyboard.
BlackBerry Mercury (Keyone)
We’ve been following this phone with other names, from BlackBerry Mercury to DTEK70, but it has always represented the same idea: a device with Android operating system and that uses a physical keyboard made by the renowned Canadian company. The release name is already official and it will be finally called Blackberry KEYone. Here’s an article on all about the Blackberry KEYone (Mercury), the last phone designed and presented by the Canadian BlackBerry company that now belongs to Alcatel.
Blackberry Keyone Screen and Processor
One of the most important things to highlight between all that’s known about this new terminal of the Canadian company is its design. First, it has a 4.5-inch screen, with a square aspect ratio of 3:2 and a slightly different resolution (to what we are used to) of 1,620 x 1,080 pixels. The heart of this new phone, the BlacBerry KEYone’s processor, is the Snapdragon 625, which is pretty common to find on a mid-range Android. Another important detail is its battery, which is 3.505 MAH, with Quick Charge 3.0. A good battery, whereas a belonging to the mid-range Smartphone assortment.
BlackBerry KEYone specs
• Screen size (inches) 4.50 • Touchscreen Yes • Resolution 1620 by 1080 pixels • 433 pixels per inch (PPI) • Processor 2 GHz octa-core • Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 • RAM 3GB • Internal 32GB storage • Rear camera 12-megapixel • Flash Yes • Front camera 8-megapixel • Operating System Android 7.1 • Wi-Fi Yes • Wi-Fi supported 802.11 standards a/b/g/n/ac • GPS Yes • Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20 • NFC Yes • Infrared No • USB OTG No • Headphones 3.5 mm There we can see the main specifications of the Blackberry KEYone. Now we’ll delve into all the leaked information about the Blackberry KEYone or Mercury.
The insignia of this new, the terminal Blackberry Mercury, or as it is now called, Blackberry KEYone, is its physical QWERTY keyboard of 4 rows of keys that is illuminated with a touchpad that’s hidden near the spacebar key. About this new keyboard we see integrated on an Android device, the most remarkable is the fact that you can use it as a trackpad we can customize with up to 52 different shortcuts. What’s undoubtedly the most remarkable about this device is its keyboard, an iconic element of BlackBerry; the keys respond to gestures, as if it was a touchpad. It also works as mechanical keys. Each letter can be configured as a shortcut; so, for example, you can set a shortcut for WhatsApp to be opened when you press the W key. There is also a fingerprint sensor in the spacebar key
Blackberry Keyone Price and conclusion
Another doubt many had about this new device would be whether it was a high end or mid-range Smartphone. However, with the inclusion of the Snapdragon 625 on the Blackberry device, it has been confirmed that it will belong to the middle range BlackBerry KEYone Price is one of the great mysteries surrounding this phone, and it has already been confirmed; it will have a price of $549, which has apparently already been confirmed.
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