This is the first BlackBerry smartphone released by TCL Communication under a new brand licensing agreement signed in December last year with BlackBerry Limited.

KUALA LUMPUR: Curated for the modern user, TCL Communication has introduced the all-new BlackBerry KEYone, offering all the great smartphone features you’d expect.

This is the first BlackBerry smartphone released by TCL Communication under a new brand licensing agreement signed in December last year with BlackBerry Limited.

“Impressively designed to be distinctly different, the BlackBerry KEYone reimagines how we communicate by offering unmatched productivity and the world’s most secure Android smartphone experience.

“We’re humbled to play such an important role in the future of BlackBerry smartphones, which have been so iconic in our industry, and we’re eager to prove to the BlackBerry community that their excitement around this new BlackBerry smartphone is something they can be proud of as well,” said TCL Communication CEO Nicolas Zibell in a statement today.

The KEYone features a 4.5-inch Corning Gorilla Glass 4 touch display, with the iconic physical keyboard on the front, and fingerprint sensor built directly into the keyboard spacebar, for added functionality and security.

This Smart Keyboard can also be easily programmed to launch up to 52 customisable shortcuts for greater ease of use.

The smartphone runs Android 7.1 and comes loaded with BlackBerry Hub which gathers all of the messages, notifications, and events that from different accounts into one consolidated location.

Equipped with 3505 mAh battery, the new BlackBerry includes a Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology which can receive up to 50 per cent charge in roughly 36 minutes.

To top it off, KEYone boasts a 12MP Sony IMX378 rear camera and 8MP front camera with fixed focus and 84-degree wide angle lens.

The BlackBerry KEYone will be available through Brightstar Distribution Sdn Bhd authorised retailers from June 20 onwards for RM2,688 (inclusive of GST). But customers can pre-book their units online exclusively through Lazada Malaysia and 11Street from now until June 19, which will entitle for one complementary accessory.

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