We have been seen the BlackBerry Mercury before, however now it has a new, official name we are even happier to see the company’s latest device, and the third made in partnership with Chinese firm TCL. Taking the classic BlackBerry design with modern influences, the KEYOne puts BlackBerry’s iconic physical QWERTY keyboard at the forefront of the device, not hidden behind a sliding mechanism.
Inside, there’s a power conscious Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor paired with a beefy 3505mAh battery. Adding Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 abilities will see your device running all day, and if caught short a 30-minute blast of power will have you at 50%.
The 4.5-inch touchscreen has an interesting 3:2 aspect ratio and a 1,620 x 1,080 resolution. There’s also a 12-megapixel camera on the rear using the Sony IMX378 camera sensor, the camera used in Google’s Pixel devices. There is 3GB of RAM, an Adreno 506 GPU and 32GB of expandable storage. Making the most of the Qwerty keyboard acts like a giant trackpad and a fingerprint sensor has been added to the keyboard’s space bar. BlackBerry KEYOne should cost £499 SIM-free.