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Blackberry KeyONE smartphone gets a price cut in India

Blackberry KeyONE smartphone gets a price cut in India

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NEW DELHI: Canadian smartphone maker Blackberry is expected to launch the successor of its Blackberry KeyONE smartphone at the upcoming MWC 2018. Now the company has slashed the price of its flagship smartphone Blackberry KeyONE in India. Launched at Rs 39,999, the smartphone has got a price cut of Rs 4,000 and is now selling at Rs 35,999 on Amazon.

Amazon is also giving an exchange offer of Rs 15,545 on the smartphone and no cost EMI option starting at Rs 1,711 per month. Along with this, if you purchase the smartphone using Amazon Pay, then you will also get some cashback.

To recall, the company launched Blackberry KeyONE in August last year in India. The smartphone comes with a 4.5-inch scratch resistant full HD display with 1080×1620 pixels resolution. Running Android 7.1 Nougat operating system, the smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor.

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The handset comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. The users can further expand the storage by adding a microSD card.

In terms of camera capabilities, the smartphone offers 12MP Sony IMX378 sensor, which is said to be the same as that in Google Pixel smartphones. The camera comes with f/2.0 aperture and dual-tone LED flash. It can record videos in 4K resolution as well. The front of the device houses an 8MP shooter with 84-degree wide-angle lens and f/2.2 aperture.
On the connectivity front, the device offers Wi-Fi, 4G, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth v4.2 and 3.5mm headphone jack. Measuring 149.3×72.5×9.4mm, the smartphone is backed by a 3505mAh non-removable battery. The handset also comes with a Boost mode which enhances the battery backup of the device. Along with this, it also comes with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.

The smartphone also consists of a physical ‘Smart’ QWERTY keyboard. The users can customise each key of the keyboard according to their need. This means there could be 52 shortcuts to launch different applications. The Canadian smartphone maker has also added a fingerprint sensor at the keyboard’s spacebar.