The BlackBerry KEYone is going to be shipped to buyers soon, and many users are going to want to protect their precious device when it does arrive. With that being said, BlackBerry has launched three different cases to protect the device. The first one happens to be called the BlackBerry KEYone Dual Layer Shell, and it is composed of a sturdy dual layer, hence the name. According to BlackBerry, the shell comes with a soft inner layer which wraps around the phone, along with a smooth outer layer with a “classic” feeling.
The next case happens to be the BlackBerry KEYone Pocket, which is basically a holder for your device. It is made out of genuine leather and has an opening for the display of the device, allowing you to view things such as the time, date and notifications. On top of that, it has a built-in card slot, allowing you to store any sort of card, be it a membership card or a credit card. However, in order to use the physical keyboard, you will have to slide the phone out of the Pocket as there is no cutout for it. Also announced is the BlackBerry KEYone Flip Case, which is composed of a hard shell back casing and a flip cover made out of leather. There is an opening on the flip cover which allows you to view notification even when the case is closed. Calls can be received even when the flip cover is closed. The three cases are not available for purchase at the moment, but if you are interested, you may head to the source below to pre-register your interest on the product page to receive all upcoming news regarding the device and its accessories.
The BlackBerry KEYone is a mid-range device from the electronics manufacturer, BlackBerry. It features a pretty small 4.5-inch IPS LCD display, with a pixel density of 434ppi. The reason for such a small display is the inclusion of a full physical QWERTY keyboard, an icon of the BlackBerry brand. Under the hood, the device is fueled by the Snapdragon 625 processor clocked at 2.0GHz, coupled with the Adreno 506 GPU to handle graphics. Memory wise, it packs 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 2TB via a microSD card. For optics, it sports a 12-megapixel camera on its rear, and it is assisted by a dual-tone, dual-LED flash, along with PDAF. Selfies are taken care by a 8-megapixel shooter on the front. Keeping the lights on is a 3,505mAh battery, and it supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0. Software wise, the BlackBerry KEYone runs on Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box, along with the BlackBerry Launcher. Being one of the latest smartphones, the BlackBerry KEYone sports a fingerprint scanner, and it is embedded within the space bar on the QWERTY keyboard, a first for a smartphone.