It hasn't been long since the Black edition of BlackBerry's KEYone smartphone made its first appearance on the internet. Today, the company has made it official; the 'Limited Edition' Black variant is real, and it will be exclusive to India.
Along with the introduction of the new color , BlackBerry has made some changes under the hood of the device as well. The new KEYone features support for dual-SIM, 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM. In contrast, the international model has 32GB of storage and 3GB of RAM.
To comply with the "Make in India" initiative, the smartphone is designed and manufactured in India. BlackBerry's new partner in the region, Optiemus Infracom Limited, will handle the manufacturing and supply-related processes of the handset. Currently, all other BlackBerry smartphones are designed, manufactured and sold by China's TCL Communication.
The smartphone will go on sale on August 8th with Amazon India being its sole retailer. It is priced at Rs 39,990, which translates to 625 dollars in the US. It will be interesting to see how one of the world's largest smartphone markets reacts to the pricing. After all, it's not very hard to find a device with similar specifications for cheaper in the region.