A new Bronze coloured BlackBerry KEYone flagship is going to arrive soon. Dubbed the BlackBerry KEYone Bronze Edition, the handset will land in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East – currently no plans have been announced for the US or Canada, however.
BlackBerry made the announcement at CES 2018, where it also said the BlackBerry Motion – which has been on sale for a few months in other regions – will arrive in the US from January 12. The Motion will be available online via Amazon and Best Buy with an RRP of $449.99.
But let’s get back to the BlackBerry KEYone Bronze Edition.
The BlackBerry KEYone arrived in April 2017 and at the time of launch was only available in a silver colour variant, however, this was followed later in the year by the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition, which as well as offering a black colour version, boosted the storage and RAM from 32GB and 3GB respectively, up to 64GB and 4GB.
Specs wise the Bronze Edition will reportedly be identical to the Black Edition, with the same 64GB storage and 4GB RAM combo, and in the rest of the specs is the same as both the silver and Black Edition models, including a 4.5in 1080p IPS LCD touch display, 12MP primary and 8MP secondary cameras, a full QWERTY physical keyboard, a Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 processor, and Android Nougat onboard (with Android Oreo upgrade plans in the pipeline).
There will also be a variant with dual-SIM support but it’s not clear about regional availability at this stage. BlackBerry confirmed the Bronze Edition KEYone will arrive inside Q1 2018 but has not revealed a precise release date just yet.
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