In February, TCL unveiled a new BlackBerry-branded handset, the KEYone. After an unlocked model went on sale in the United States in May, priced at $549, Sprint began offering the device last month.
Today, AT&T announced that it will exclusively offer US buyers the new Space Black model of the KEYone, which was released in India a few weeks ago. When the carrier launches the handset on September 1, it will be priced at $16.67 per month on a 30-month plan - a total cost of $500.01.
The specs of the Space Black model are identical to the original silver-framed version of the device, including:
- 4.5-inch display with 1080x1620px resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 4
- Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB storage (plus microSD card support up to 256GB)
- 12MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash and 4K video recording at 30fps
- 8MP front-facing camera with 1080p video recording
- 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, dual-band
- Bluetooth 4.2
- USB 3.1 port with Type-C connector
- Fingerprint sensor
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- 3505mAh battery
- 149 x 72 x 9.4mm; 180g
The KEYone promises "unparalleled security", thanks to its "hardened" version of Android 7.1 Nougat, which includes unique protective features not available on other Android devices.
Make sure you check out our hands-on video with the BlackBerry KEYone, including some first impressions of the device.