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BlackBerry’s KeyOne (Mercury) Leaked Before Official Announcement [Update: Now Official]

BlackBerry is looking to make a splash in Mobile World Congress, and while the company has managed to keep some aspects of its upcoming phone, codenamed Mercury under wraps, the phone still managed to leak nonetheless. The KeyOne as the phone is officially known, is the latest and most powerful full QWERTY smartphone that Blackberry will sell. The phone will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of on-board storage, a 12-megapixel rear camera (Sony IMX378 sensor) with an f/2.0 lens and a 8-megapixel fixed-focus front camera.

BlackBerry KeyOne

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 4.5-inch scratch-resistant, 1620 x 1080-pixel display
  • 32GB on-board storage
  • 12MP rear camera (Sony IMX378 sensor) with 4K video at 30 fps, f/2.0 lens
  • 8MP fixed-focus front cam
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, USB Type-C
  • 3,505 mAh battery
  • Android 7.1 Nougat on board
  • USB Type-C

The KeyOne will also have a 4.5-inch scratch resistant display that has a 1620 x 1080 resolution, USB Type-C connector as well as a 3,505mAh battery inside. The phone ships with Android Nougat 7.1 out of the box, and the phone will come with all of BlackBerry’s software additions when it ships.

UPDATE: BlackBerry has officially announced the KeyOne, and aside from the specs of the device, we now know that it’ll be hitting stores later this April with an expected retail price of $549 or Php 27K.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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