Sprint BlackBerry KEYone Arrives July 14

Sprint has officially announced that the newest BlackBerry-branded smartphone will launch on the Now Network this week.

The BlackBerry KEYone, which is manufactured by TCL, will launch on Sprint’s network on Friday, July 14. It will be available only through Sprint’s telesales, as well as through their online store, on that date. It will be available in physical retail stores sometime later this month. The new handset is priced at $528 full retail, or $22.00 per month for 18 months in a leasing option.

The KEYone features 4.5-inch touchscreen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, 3GB of RAM, a 12-megapixel camera on the back, a physical keyboard below the display, and Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box. It’s not the most high-end smartphone out there right now, but if you’re in the market for a physical keyboard, it’s basically the only worthwhile option.

Anyone plan on picking up a KEYone from Sprint, if you haven’t already bought one from BlackBerry?