Back in January we got the first look at the BlackBerry KEYone, the newest physical keyboard-equipped Android handset, which is manufactured by TCL Communication.
It wouldn’t be until February that we got all the proper details and specifications for the handset, which was expected to launch sometime in April when it was officially unveiled. The launch date was then pushed to May, and now we’ve got an exact release date for the KEYone.
The BlackBerry KEYone will be available in the United States and Canada on May 31. In the U.S., buyers will be able to get an unlocked CDMA or GSM handset for $549. If you can wait a bit longer, the KEYone will be arriving on some U.S.-based carriers, including Sprint, sometime this Summer.
Meanwhile, in Canada, the KEYone will be available from SaskTel, Telus, Rogers, and Bell, and will cost $199 CAD on a two-year contract.
As a refresher, the BlackBerry KEYone will run Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box and feature a 4.5-inch 1620×1080 display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, 3GB of RAM, and a 12-megapixel camera on the back with a Sony IMX378 sensor. We also know it will cost $549 whenever it launches.