Space Black BlackBerry KEYone is exclusive to AT&T and it launches today

The BlackBerry KEYone is available from AT&T starting today, priced at $16.67 a month for 30 months. The handset comes in Space Black, a color that is exclusive to AT&T. In the states, both Sprint and AT&T are the only carriers offering the KEYone. The handset features a 4.5-inch Gorilla Glass 4 protected display with a resolution of 1080 x 1620. Under the hood you will find the Snapdragon 625 SoC carrying an octa-core CPU running at a 2GHz clock speed, with the Adreno 506 GPU inside.

The physical QWERTY keyboard is not only among the best ever attached to a smartphone, it also provides up to 52 shortcut keys and features a fingerprint scanner embedded inside the space bar. The 3505mAh battery combines with the energy conserving nature of the chipset to give the KEYone long lasting battery life. The KEYone receives monthly Android security updates and also comes out of the box with the DTEK privacy monitoring app.

AT&T also created a video about the KEYone for your viewing pleasure. Simply click on the video at the top of this story and you'll be taught everything you ever wanted to know about the handset. Keep in mind that this is not the Black Edition of the KEYone, which currently can be bought in India only until the end of this month when distribution of the model will be widened to other markets. That version of the device is equipped with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage, compared to the AT&T variant which features 3GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage.

source: AT&T               

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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



1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22714; Member since: May 28, 2014

Great to see another carrier adding the BlackBerry KEYone to their lineup, and in such a sexy stealth black bomber color at that.

2. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

Having a 600 series CPU is a deal breaker for me. I had a phone with a 652 but it got wet and stopped working. When I went back to my Sony Z5 Premium with 801 it was so much faster. Also the screen is too small and too low resolution. I will probably just keep my Priv as a backup to whatever I buy to replace the Z5 Premium.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22714; Member since: May 28, 2014

BlackBerry Mobile using a 600 series cpu is the right move, IMO. BlackBerry smartphones have always been known for longevity because of stellar battery life. They may not be the most powerful horse in the race, but they will certainly go the distance, and then some. Personally, I prefer stellar battery life as opposed to great horsepower. As far as the screen resolution goes, I agree with you on that. I prefer a higher resolution screen myself, like on the PRIV, for example.

5. Subie

Posts: 2438; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

The Z3 had the 801. Your Z5 Premium should have the 810.

4. JohnGrant

Posts: 46; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

It's a sweet device and with 4GB of RAM, it should be much faster (33% faster). It also has expandable memory past the 64GB of storage.

6. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

That automatically makes it better than the Priv if you ask me, although that's not really that hard to do. I honestly think the KeyONE is what the Priv should have been.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22714; Member since: May 28, 2014

That's also makes it better than the Nexus 6P. Although, that's not hard to do. I honestly think that the Pixel is what the Nexus 6P should have been.

9. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Lol, you're clearly triggered because I said something about blackberry that you don't like. You wish it was better than the Nexus. The Pixel is Google's first entry into designing and creating phones themselves. The Nexus was outsourced to different OEMs based on some of their current products. You can thank me later for educating you.

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 22714; Member since: May 28, 2014

You mean you're so triggered because you're trolling yet another BlackBerry article, lol. I see you haven't successfully had that BlackBerry Bold removed from your anus yet, lol. And you wish the Nexus 6P was better. Blah, blah, blah. I schooled you on this, remember? Or is your selective memory going to kick in again, as usual? I educate you on a daily basis. You're welcome.

8. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3182; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Exactly how many phones in 2015 had more than 3GB of RAM? I believe the Asus Zenphone 2 was the only one in the US. Not the Note 4, not the S6 Edge, etc., etc., etc. Same goes for 64GB of storage along with expandable storage. That alone immediately disqualifies any iPhone or Nexus. You really need to fact check before you type or at lest have a decent memory. Have some of my prune juice and Gingko Biloba.

10. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Several devices did. Maybe your memory is a little fuzzy. The Nexus 6P and the Moto X Pure Edition both have 3gb of memory with 64GB configurations.

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