The BlackBerry KEYone was released yesterday by TCL and it now seems that the smartphone has already seen a strong adoption in the US. The company has revealed that the demand for the BlackBerry KEYone is “extremely high” and has even managed to hold the “#1 Best Seller” tag in the Amazon USA store for unlocked phones.
The BlackBerry KEYone is sold out on Best Buy’s website, as the retailer recommends customers to call local Best Buy stores to see if they still have the phone on stock. The smartphone has been high demand in Canada, where the device became the highest pre-ordered BlackBerry ever at Rogers.
TCL has stated “Demand has been extremely high, and it’s encouraging to see this level of excitement and momentum around our BlackBerry smartphone launch. We understand customers are facing issues with stock outs when trying to purchase their KEYone.”
The company added “We’re working closely with our retail partners, ensuring additional stock is available ASAP so they can fulfill customer orders”.
BlackBerry is offering the KEYone in two unlocked variants in the United States. One is optimized for GSM networks and the other that’s suitable for CDMA networks, including Verizon. The phone carries a price tag of about $549.99 in the US.
Specifications for the KEYone include a 4.5-inch IPS LCD screen with 1620 x 1080 pixel resolution and 3:2 aspect ratio. It also sports 3GB of RAM and runs Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 SoC clocked at 2.0GHz, together with a 64-bit Adreno 506 graphics processing unit.
Battery capacity reaches 3505mAh with Quick Charge 3.0, while internal storage is set at 32GB, which can be expanded to 2TB using a microSD card. Moreover, the KEYone comes with a 12MP Sony IMX378 sensor with 4K recording on the back and an 8MP camera with 4K recording in the front.
The smartphone also has a physical QWERTY keyboard, which provides multiple actions and comes with a fingerprint scanner embedded in the space bar....