BlackBerry KEYone price and release date


The BlackBerry KEYone is a phone like no other: it features a physical, full QWERTY keyboard that you can use not only to type, but also each key can act as a shortcut and you can even swipe on the keyboard and use it as a trackpad. The new KEYone is also powered by a very efficient Snapdragon 625 system chip and coupled with its 4.5" Full HD display that does not drain much power, as well as the large, 3,505 mAh battery, it's expected to be among the phones with longest lasting battery life.

But what is the BlackBerry KEYone price and when is the release date?

The BlackBerry KEYone will be launched across the globe, but the release dates will differ for different markets. What is known is that the phone will be available starting in April, and we have prices in U.S. dollars, euro, and British pound sterling, which surely means that the U.S., Europe and the UK will be getting the phone.

The price of the KEYone is set just below that of Apple's iPhones and Samsung's Galaxies. It's the following:

  • $550 in the United States
  • €600 in Europe
  • £500 in the United Kingdom

What do you think about this price? Are you planning on getting the new BlackBerry KEYone?

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KEYone
  • 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

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48 Comments

1. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Snapdragon 625 ≠ £500.That price is mental.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31616; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's not the only component though.

9. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Tell to this those ones who are all about processor speed etc.I do not mind either anyways but feels a bit overpriced.I prefer this kinda phone than the S8 or G6 but the other 90% who likes the performance and style will give a bit more and get the flagships. Was expecting a £350ish very competitive price tag.

12. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

The build quality alone is worth more than that.

46. vincelongman

Posts: 5755; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yep, the SoC is the only thing here that's mid spec, everything else is top notch IMO this is fine if you don't play games, which is most of its target market The 625 is fast enough for regular usage Also this will get INSANE battery life 625 + FHD 4.5" + 3,505 mAh I'm guessing at least 15hr SOT

4. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

I think the pricing is perfect. Don't forget the top notch build quality. Im definitely buying one.

13. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Yeah quality is much better than many of the others,but we are in that really small segment who do not care about high performance.I am definitely liking this more than the huge,basketball players oriented 6.0" phones,

15. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Think you have that reversed. The majority of people purchasing this phone couldn't care less if it doesn't come with the most high end processor. The 625 will suffice, and only help with battery life.

25. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Maybe Snapdragon 626 then?625 is the previous generation

30. Guaire

Posts: 893; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

It isn't small. 6.2" S8+ probably will be same size with this.

36. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Didn't realize the S8 had a hands-on yet. Tell me more..../s

42. Guaire

Posts: 893; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Size of a 6.2" screen with 18.5:9 ratio is 141.6 x 68.9 mm. With similar side bezels and curve with Note 7 its width would be a tiny bit less than 71.8mm. Judging by leaks top and bottom bezels are pretty small too. For comparison total length of top and bottom bezels of LG G2 is 23mm. I have measured it ~15mm with a margin of error from render at that link below. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Check-out-new-case-wearing-renders-for-the-LG-G6-and-Samsung-Galaxy-S8_id91131 So assuming leaks about S8+ are accurate so far, it probably will be a bit longer, a bit thinner and a bit narrower.

35. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

even so... they always fail regarding pricing...like the Z10 -_-' most of the consumers wont pay this much for a blackberry

3. Rydsmith unregistered

Aaaaand it's dead. Was interested in it but with a Snapdragon 625 and a $550 price tag they can keep it in their warehouse.

5. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Lol phone arena is filled with a bunch of cheap fukcs

8. Rydsmith unregistered

You can get far better and stronger phones for less than this.

14. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

With a physical keyboard? Name one.

17. Rydsmith unregistered

People don't care about physical keyboards, if they did the Priv would have actually sold.

33. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

It actually did sell, so people obviously do care about physical keyboards.

22. PryvateiDz

Posts: 445; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

I don't think anyone is cheap. That whole generalization because we're not willing to pay $550 for this, is pretty lame.I just think we have different measures of value, of what we're willing to pay for what. Now, I actually do like the Snapdragon 625 processor due to its battery efficiency. But for the spec set, I was not looking to paying over $500 for this. Personally, I was going to get this as a secondary device after the LG G6. There are smartphones like the ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom with a better camera (According to the specs), 24-bit Hi-Res Audio (for FLAC files), same processor, bigger battery 5000 mAh > 3505, etc. for chaper $399. And ASUS has delayed it to improve it even more. So comparatively, there are better deals out there, especially depending on what all you need. The one thing Blackberry has over other semi comparatively priced smartphone (Though it's between $50-$150 more than those smartphones, is the software, security, build quality and keyboard. So it just depends on how every rates the priority of which specs and features.

32. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

lol @ PryvateiDz...Your comment is pretty lame because you are being cheap. Build quality weighs heavily into the pricing of a smartphone. You'd be a fool to think otherwise. Also, The Asus ZenFone 3 is ugly as sh1t Here is how the pricing is justified for this blackberry: - Robust Aluminum build quality (this will cost you) - Outstanding design - Quality physical keyboard with touch / gesture support - 3500mah battery with Fast Charge - 32gb with External Storage - 12mp 1/2.3” Sensor Size (pretty large for smartphone) - 8mp Front Facing Camera - Capable 625 Octa-Core Processor So no, my comment isn't 'lame' that a lot of people here are cheap. Find something with these specs below $550. The build quality alone warrants a premium to the pricing.

34. meanestgenius

Posts: 22504; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, you just became one of my favorite commenters here, LJF! (Based off of your justifying of the price). I agree with what you're saying, but I personally think that had they priced it a little lower ($499 max would have been sweet, imo.).it would attract more "average consumers" to it. But if the real life usage equals to flagship quality (or close enough), then they can justify the price. That said, I'm still buying one. The price is sweet enough for me.

38. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Dudes here in general have been price centric dumbasses as of late. I mean come on, this is the ONLY Android phone with a modern keyboard, expandable storage (I think...) and no doubt fantastic battery life and security. And all these dudes can say "but muh price tho" like they can't see unique qualities just because it isn't dirt cheap. When 1+ goes out of business in a couple years (with their margins..... maybe 5 or so) I hope to God this "I got my phone cheap...." trend ends with them. Bragging about being cheap is like bragging about losing your virginity in college. Not only do most people not give a damn, but they probably think less of you for telling them that. Back on topic, I think this is a fantastic device for those who need solid battery life and a physical keyboard. Not to mention top notch security on top of that. The 625 is absolutely phenomenal at balancing performance and longevity, looking forward to holding one myself actually.

39. meanestgenius

Posts: 22504; Member since: May 28, 2014

Totally agree. I personally don't have a problem with the price for me, but am fully aware that the others will have a problem with it. I think that if it was priced around $499, people would be more accepting of it, but for enterprise and government, this is a sweet spot price. For me, as well. This phone is about productivity, performance, longevity, and secure software.

43. PryvateiDz

Posts: 445; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Interesting that I am cheap because my preference is not to pay $550 for the smartphone because I don't feel like it's worth it for that price. $500 at the most, but $550 for me, I don't see it. There are many smartphones that have mostly similar, same, or better specs that are cheaper (Moto Z Play, ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom, OnePlus 3 and/or 3T). I also stated what it does have to stand out over other smartphones. In my opinion, if I'm going to pay $550 for one smartphone (the Blackberry KeyOne), I might as well pay more for a higher-price flagship smartphone that's releasing this year that has more to fit me Hi-Res DAC, Bluetooth aptX HD, OIS, EIS, Dual-Pixel Phase Auto Detection, etc., etc. So I really don't see the logic behind your statement. And it's interesting that your point is something is ugly, when that's really subjective and a matter of preference. I guess we all have to think collectively...

44. PryvateiDz

Posts: 445; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

I do think it will sell well for Enterprise users, and potentially loyal Blackberry consumers (maybe considering that a lot of users at Blackberry said they're not going to buy it for $550). Outside of that, I'm unsure of that. $500 would've been a sweet spot.

16. cmdacos

Posts: 4333; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

And fast updates? Nope

51. hurrycanger

Posts: 1775; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

you must be very proud of yourself that you're not a cheap fukc. :D

6. frneoxgaming

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

I wanted to get my first blackberry but 600€? Really ? 300€ would be nice and more affordable, so new people can try out bb and they can get great succes, or maybe two modele, one cheap one flagship.. anyw good bye bb gonna wait nokia

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