Optiemus Infracom has today launched the BlackBerry KEYone limited edition black in Sri Lanka. The smartphone coming from Optiemus is a black edition of the KEYone launched worldwide and comes with additional specs that the original KEYone should have come with.
Alex Thurber, Senior Vice President, General Manager, Mobility Solutions at BlackBerry, said,
“We would like to congratulate our partner Optiemus Infracom and Softlogic on the launch of the ‘BlackBerry KEYone’ Limited Edition Black. We have worked closely with Optiemus to ensure that the BlackBerry smartphone experience and security is intact and built into every layer of the device,”
Apart from looking glorious in all black, the phone has 4GB of RAM with on-board storage memory increased to 64GB (expandable upto 2TB) and a hybrid dual-SIM slot.
After launching the device in India, Optimus has partnered with Softlogic to handle the distribution and retail operations of BlackBerry smartphones.
Hardip Singh, Executive Director, Optiemus Infracom Ltd, said,
“We are confident that the customers in Sri Lanka will enjoy the device experience as it offers unparalleled productivity, beautiful design, great camera quality and superior user interface,”
The device will be available at select retail outlets across the country from November 20 and is priced at 99,900 Sri Lankan rupees ($649)
Out of the box, the BlackBerry KEYone limited edition black runs Android 7.1 – giving users access to the entire Google Play store and apps – and will receive Google security patch updates. It comes loaded with BlackBerry Hub, bringing all your messages into one consolidated place; including emails, texts and messages from any social media account. Another benefit of BlackBerry Hub, is the ability to manage multiple email accounts without switching between apps, with support for Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Outlook, Microsoft Exchange accounts, and many other IMAP and POP3 email providers.
At the core of this updated BlackBerry smartphone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 mobile platform with the Qualcomm AdrenoTM 506 GPU. This means BlackBerry KEYone users will enjoy long battery life thanks to more efficient battery usage and fast LTE speeds for super-fast file sharing.
It includes Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology, making it possible for the 3505 mAh battery on the KEYone – the largest ever in a BlackBerry device, to receive up to 50 percent charge in roughly 36 minutes. And for when you only have a few moments to grab a fast charge, BlackBerry’s Boost can turbo charge your battery to get you the most charge with the limited time you have.
Coming to the camera, there is a 12MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, and dual tone LED flash. For selfies, there is an 8MP front camera with 1.12 µm pixel size. Both the cameras can record videos at a maximum of Full HD resolution. The power button, volume rocker, and the SIM card are placed on the right edge of the device.
On the left edge is the BlackBerry Convenience Key that can be customized for different operations. In between the display and QWERTY keyboard are the three capacitive navigation buttons for back, home, and multi-tasking (from left to right).
Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, 3.5mm Audio port, and USB Type-C port. With the NFC and fingerprint sensor, the KeyOne can be used for making payments using Android Pay.
BlackBerry KEYone limited edition black Specs
(Changes from original KEYone in Bold)
|Operating system||Android 7.1 Nougat|
3:2 Aspect Ratio
|Processor||Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 625 Octa-Core 2.0 GHz
64-bit Adreno 506
|Expandable||microSD up to 2TB|
|Rear Camera||12MP (1.55 micron) f/2.0
PDAF dual-tone LED flash
|Front Camera||8MP f/2.2
|Battery||3505 mAh non-removable|
|Charging||Quick Charge 3.0
|Security||DTEK security suite
FIPS 140-2 Full Disk Encryption
Android For Work
Google Play for Work
Bluetooth 4.2 LE
|Canada, LATAM, APAC, US V1||LTE1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 28, 29, 30
TDD LTE: 38, 39, 40, 41
|US V2||LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30
TDD LTE: 41
CDMA BC 0,1,10
|UK||LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 20, 28
TDD LTE: 38, 40
|Dimensions||149.3 mm x 72.5 mm x 9.4 mm|