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BlackBerry KeyOne gets official SA price, release info

We managed to get the BlackBerry KeyOne prepaid price from Cellucity some time back, but what’s the official word?

“Starting on the 8 August, next week, it’ll be available across Vodacom and other stores,” the company’s Bob El-Hawary told Gearburn in an interview.

“Prepaid, it’s R9649. And contract, it’s R479 per month on a U Choose Flexi 200…”

The KeyOne packs a mid-range Snapdragon 625 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage and a 4.5-inch 1080×1620 display. The phone is also one of the few Android devices to pack a physical keyboard, complete with a fingerprint scanner embedded in the spacebar.

The BlackBerry KeyOne is coming in at a significantly higher price than other phones with similar specifications

Other key features include a 12MP f/2.0 main camera and an 8MP f/2.2 front-facing shooter.

The device is expected to last for ages thanks to the processor, but also packs a pretty large 3505mAh battery. So expect two days of usage on paper, thanks to the combination.

BlackBerry’s software has also made its way to the new phone, such as the BlackBerry Hub, Privacy Shade and the DTEK security hub.

We’re currently reviewing the BlackBerry KeyOne, so expect a verdict in the coming weeks! 

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Hadlee Simons
Terrible puns make Hadlee Simons difficult to work with, but he brings over seven years of tech journalism experience to the table. When he's not at work or watching motorsport, he's in the foetal position on a jiu jitsu mat. More