Unlocked BlackBerry KEYone gets the March security update

Unlocked BlackBerry KEYone gets the March security update
Even though fewer than 1 million BlackBerry KEYone units were delivered last year, the phone is still considered a success by TCL because it is available in 50 countries and from more than 110 carriers world-wide. The handset comes with one of the best physical keyboards ever to adorn a BlackBerry phone, and includes a fingerprint sensor embedded in the space bar. It also features fabulous battery life thanks to the energy sipping Snapdragon 625 chipset, and the 3,505mAh battery that keeps the lights on.

The unlocked version of the KEYone is now receiving the March Android security update on a region-by-region basis. The carrier versions of the phone? Not so much. If you own the unlocked variant of the device, tap the Updates button to see if your phone has received the new security patch. We should also point out that the unlocked BlackBerry DTEK50 recently received the March security update.

BlackBerry Mobile is expected to release two new handsets this year with at least one of them featuring a physical QWERTY keyboard. Earlier this month, accessories for a BlackBerry KEYone 2 were discovered on Skinami's website, but so far there has been no word from TCL about a sequel for the phone. Meanwhile, the BlackBerry KEYone Bronze Edition, which is equipped with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage (as opposed to 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage on the regular model) has now launched in the Middle East. In addition to the specs bump and its special bronze hue, the unit comes with dual SIM capabilities.

source: CrackBerry

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  • Display 4.5" 1080 x 1620 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3505 mAh




Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

I receive the update yesterday on my KEYone. I just get the black edition a little while ago and give my son my silver one.

2. Venom

Posts: 3784; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

This is a good move. Google already released the latest security update for Android. Good thing to see them push out the security updates at least. Would be nice to hear about the update to the current version of Oreo since P is right around the corner, but I don't see it happening any time soon. Security updates are only half the package.

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