TCL's BlackBerry KeyOne Bronze Edition is more than a change in colour

Posted January 10, 2018

That fits in well with the Bronze Edition's target markets of Europe, Middle East and Asia, but right now, it seems unlikely that the dual-SIM variant will make its way to the US.

In addition, BlackBerry will start selling a new Bronze Edition Keyone later on in this quarter.

There's a new BlackBerry on the block, but it's not a whole new handset, for now.

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BlackBerry-branded smartphones from Chinese smartphone maker TCL may not be the top choice for every Android enthusiast, but it seems the phones got enough attention to warrant follow-ups. This includes launching with key partners like AT&T, Sprint, Rogers, Bell, TELUS, Amazon, Best Buy, Vodafone, MediaMarkt, Orange, Carphone Warehouse, JD.com, Telefonica and many more.

Internally, the KeyOne Bronze Edition is equipped with the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and 3,505 mAh battery.

"With new BlackBerry smartphones from TCL Communications now available in 50 countries around the world, we have a solid foundation to continue building upon our portfolio in the new year".

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"It has been less than one year since we formally introduced the world to our all-new BlackBerry smartphones and we've seen very strong renewed interest thanks to devices like BlackBerry KEYone and BalckBerry Motion", said Alain Lejeune, the Global General Manager for BlackBerry Mobile.

TCL gave a Q1 2018 launch window for the Bronze Edition KEYone, but hasn't released pricing information.

While TCL has refrained from indicating what devices we may see in 2018, users can expect numerous software updates, including a focus to bring Android 8.0 Oreo to BlackBerry devices.

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