BlackBerry Keyone Bronze Edition arrives in China

BlackBerry had an event at CES 2018 where the company introduced a Bronze edition of the Keyone. When we had a hands-on with the device, we were told the phone would arrive in the EU, Middle East, and Asia.

Today Blackberry announced the start of pre-orders for the new color option on its Weibo page, making China the debut market for the Bronze variant.

BlackBerry Keyone Bronze Edition arrives in China

The Bronze edition differs from the all-Black and Silver variants only in the color of the metal parts. It rocks the same hardware – 4.5” IPS LCD screen with a 3:2 ratio and a hardware QWERTY keyboard below. The chipset is Snapdragon 625 and the security system is a DTEK monitoring app plus monthly Android security updates. There are a dual SIM slot and 64 GB internal storage.

BlackBerry Keyone in Bronze vs. Blackberry Keyone in Black

The BlackBerry Keyone Bronze Edition (marketed in China as Elite Edition) was put up on for pre-order and 23,000 people already registered for the device. The price is CNY3,699 (around $575/€470), the same as the Black or Silver version. Sales and shipments will begin on January 23 at 10 AM.

Source 1Source 2 (both in Chinese)

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