BlackBerry KEYone with QWERTY keypad and Snapdragon 625 lands in India, yours for Rs 39,990

“The KEYone features a Snapdragon 625 SoC, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage”

At this year’s CES in January, the BlackBerry KEYone Android smartphone was officially announced. The full specifications of the QWERTY keypad-toting device were unveiled at a pre-MWC event in February. Today, at an event in New Delhi, Optiemus Infracom, the licensing partner of BlackBerry in India, has launched the KEYone in the country. Optiemus says that it is designing, manufacturing and selling BlackBerry phones in India. 


The KEYone (first impressions) features a fingerprint sensor integrated into the space bar. The phone sports a QWERTY keyboard with support for capacitive gestures. The Android Nougat 7.1-powered offering is loaded with BlackBerry’s usual suite of applications and security features.

As for the other specs, the BlackBerry KEYone comes with a 4.5-inch display bearing a resolution of 1,620 x 1,080 pixels. Handling the performance is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. 


The camera department on the BlackBerry KEYone includes a 12-megapixel primary shooter with 4K video recording support and an 8-megapixel front-facing snapper. The connectivity features include 4G LTE, VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC, USB Type-C (USB 3.1), Bluetooth 4.2 and A-GPS. A 3,505mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 keeps the phone running.

The BlackBerry KEYone is a high-end offering with a hefty price tag of Rs 39,990, and comes in a limited edition black colour. The phone will be available exclusively on Amazon India starting August 8th. The launch offers include bonus points on purchases made via American Express cards and 75GB of extra data for Vodafone prepaid and postpaid users. 

Blackberry KEYone Specifications
Octa Core, 2 GHz
Snapdragon 625
4.5 inches (11.43 cm)
1080x1620 px, 433 PPI
12 MP Primary Camera
Dual-color LED Flash
8 MP Front Camera
3505 mAh
Quick Charging 3.0
USB Type-C port
Blackberry KEYone Video