The BlackBerry KEYone in Black Rumored to be Launching in Brazil in October and Globally Afterwards.


Late yesterday we reported that the BlackBerry KEYone was looking to launch in a all Black version in China next month.  Well now we have learned that the new color will be available elsewhere as well.  The Black version of the BlackBerry KEYone is set to launch in Brazil on October.  The BlackBerry KEYone in Black, isn’t just the same BlackBerry KEYone in another color.

This version looks to have 64GB of internal memory with 4GB of RAMM according to a statement from Fernando Pezzotti, CEO of TCL Communications in Brazil, given to TechTudo.  It seems the current version of the BlackBerry KEYone was set to launch in September but there is a delay in components due to the BlackBerry KEYone’s amazing success in the United States, Canada, and Europe.  Instead of waiting for components to become available, Pezzotti stated that they will  be launch a Black Edition of the BlackBerry KEYone with More Performance and More Memory.

Translated from TechTudo

“The BlackBerry globally are selling very well. It started in Europe and in June reached the United States. The success was so great that there has been a restriction components. Here in Brazil, we were scheduled to launch in September the same model that was announced there Out, but it’s going to be delayed. Sales are being bigger than planned, “Pezzotti explains.

“As the Keyone is with this problem supply [supply] and Brazil is a market in which consumers are always looking for products with better performance, we decided to adjust our strategy and we will bring a new version of BlackBerry Keyone. We will here A Black Edition. “

Check out the spec comparison of the two devices below.

BlackBerry KeyONE Technical Sheet

Cell phone BlackBerry KeyONE BlackBerry KeyONE Black Edition
Screen size 4.5 inches with Gorilla Glass 4 4.5 inches with Gorilla Glass 4
Screen resolution 1620 x 1080 pixels 1620 x 1080 pixels
RAM memory 3GB 4GB
Storage 32GB 64GB
Processor Octa-core 2.0 GHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 625) Octa-Core 2.0 GHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 625)
Colors Metallic gray (silver) with black Totally black
Drums 3.505 mAh 3.505 mAh
Back camera 12 MP with Sony IMX378 sensor 12 MP with Sony IMX378 sensor
Frontal camera 8 MP 8 MP
Operational system Android 7.1 Nougat Android 7.1 Nougat


After the Black Edition of the BlackBerry KEYone launches in China and Brazil, it is set to be released Globally shortly after.  I love the idea of a slightly higher spec’d device in a new color and can see this device selling really well as I stated last night!  Will you be picking up the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition when it becomes available? Let us know in the comment section below!


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