Don’t call it a Mercury. The new keyboarded, Android-powered BlackBerry is a KeyOne, and it’s rising in Apr for $549.
Made by TCL, a primogenitor of Alcatel, a KeyOne has a 4.5-inch shade and a full BlackBerry keyboard we remember; it will be concordant with all vital US and Canadian carriers.
We had an early hands on with a KeyOne final month during CES, though Mobile World Congress is a central entrance out party, and we got to spend some-more time with a hardware and software.
First, we have full specs now. The KeyOne measures 5.87 by 2.85 by 0.37 inches, and has a 4.5-inch, 1,620-by-1,080 LCD shade in a 3:2 aspect ratio. The categorical camera is 12 megapixels and a front camera is 8 megapixels. There’s 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, and a MicroSD label slot. There’s a outrageous 3505mAh battery, and it all runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor.
Wait, a 625? That doesn’t sound like a flagship phone. But a reason for a 625 is battery life, pronounced TCL Communication North America boss Steve Cistulli. The 625 is a really power-efficient processor, and a multiple of a processor and battery will let a phone final some-more than a full day of use, he said.
In Canada and a US, there will be dual models: one that supports CDMA for Sprint and Verizon as good as ATT and T-Mobile’s networks, and one that’s ATT and T-Mobile-only. Cistulli pronounced a unbarred indication of a phone will work on all 4 US carriers. For Canada, it looks like this is a Big Three phone, as it lacks Freedom Mobile’s new Band 66.
The phone will launch initial on a unbarred marketplace in a US during a second entertain of this year, with Canadian carriers following and US carriers after that, Cistulli said. Read a rest of this entrance »