The BlackBerry KeyOne is the latest smartphone comeback story of 2017, though the company behind it is really China's TCL Communications. It's known as the most secure Android phone, pre-loaded with smart, enterprise-level mobile software and delivers a physical keyboard in a modern design.
A Workaholic Smartphone
The KeyOne is an impressive throwback that measures up to vintage BlackBerry strengths, in a more modern package that is powered by Android Nougat operating system, with up-to-date features as the Google Assistant. The 6.35-ounce device is built of solid anodized aluminum and has a handy grip rubbery back with tiny dimples. It stands as tall as the Apple's iPhone 7 Plus. In addition, the KeyOne sports a superb 12-megapixel rear camera and 8 megapixels for the front.
The Physical Keyboard
The QWERTY keyboard is a huge convenience which means typing is slower, though more accurate. The real function comes with its shortcuts and scrolling, the keyboard is integrated with a touchpad for swipes and gestures, taking short and long press gestures to launch apps or commands.
The Space Bar Can Be Use As Fingerprint Sensor
Just like most Android device that has fingerprint sensors on the back of the phone, the KEYone smartly blend it into the keyboard's space bar. According to a source, this might be the fastest fingerprint sensor used on a phone and it's way faster than Apple's iPhone 7's Touch ID and Google's Nexus Imprint.
The KEYone isn't quite high-end compared to phones like the Galaxy S8 and Pixel, however, the midrange specs, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chip coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage are more than enough to power through 3D graphic intensive games.
BlackBerry has always been known for its emphasis on secure communication and claims to be the most secure Android phones available. It's even secure enough for government use and for consumers.