Lack of adhesive allows BlackBerry KEYone screen to pop out when pressure is applied

The surprise smartphone hit of the year to date could very well be the BlackBerry KEYone. In a season that features taller and thinner screens (perfect for media consumption), edge-to-edge panels and sleek, thin designs, it is an old-fashioned handset sporting a physical QWERTY keyboard that has consumers excited. While part of the reason for this excitement is the physical keyboard, the fact that users can go for a long time between charges is also driving sales of the phone. It's the combination of an energy sipping Snapdragon 625 chipset along with the 1080 x 1920 resolution screen, and a 3505mAh battery that gives the KEYone its outstanding battery life.

While this has easily been the most desirable 'Berry in years, there is one issue that might get the smartphone buying public a little concerned.. The KEYone was put through its paces by the JerryRigEverything YouTube channel. That means that the screen was subject to scratch tests, and the keyboard was scraped by a razor. Despite a heavy dose of scratch marks, the fingerprint scanner, embedded in the keyboard's space bar, was still able to work perfectly.

The screen on the KEYone was subject to a burn test, from which it quickly recovered once the flame was removed. But there is some bad news. The screen is not held in place by any adhesive. When a bit of pressure was applied, the glass popped right out.

It has taken BlackBerry a long time to come up with a phone like the KEYone that has caught the attention of phone buyers, so it would behoove the company to make what probably would be a small change in the production process in order to keep the glass display in place.

source: JerryRigEverything

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  • Display 4.5 inches 1620 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3505 mAh
  • OS Android 8.1 Oreo


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