The BlackBerry KEYone comes loaded with a wide range of settings and options for taking photos and recording videos but if you're just looking to get up and running quickly with the basics, here's how to get started.

How to take a photo on the BlackBerry KEYone

Starting from the main screen of your BlackBerry KEYone, you'll want to find the Camera icon. From there, you can follow these steps to take a photo.

  1. Tap on the Camera icon to launch the Camera app.
  2. Tap the Shutter button.
  3. Tap the Thumbnail button at the bottom left to preview, share and edit your photo.

Once the shutter button is tapped, your photo will be taken and saved. You can access your photos at any time by launching the Photos app.

Tip: A quick double press of the power BlackBerry KEYone power key will quickly launch the Camera app.

How to record a video on the BlackBerry KEYone

Similar to how you take a photo, to capture a video you must once again find the Camera icon starting from the main screen of your BlackBerry KEYone. From there, you can follow these steps to capture a video.

  1. Tap on the Camera icon to launch the Camera app.
  2. Once the Camera app is launched, you will want to switch to video mode.
  3. To do that, you must tap on the button that says Mode.

  1. Once the Mode button has been tapped, you then select Video.
  2. Once you are in video mode, you can then tap the video camera icon to begin capturing your video.
  3. When you wish to stop recording, just tap the red square icon, it's the same button you used to begin recording.
  4. Tap the Thumbnail button at the bottom left to preview, share and edit your video.

When you are done recording, your video will be saved. You can then access your video at any time by launching the Photos app.

Tip: To have your photos and videos have greater compatibility across devices, try shooting capturing them in landscape mode.

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BlackBerry KEYone pairs the best of BlackBerry’s software and security with TCL Communication’s commitment to delivering high-quality, reliable smartphones to customers around the world.

Beyond the iconic BlackBerry design that’s been curated for the modern user, the BlackBerry KEYone comes with a number of additional features that truly reinvents communications for the professional consumer.

  • Built to last – An iconic BlackBerry smartphone made reliable for the demanding user, the BlackBerry KEYone combines a sleek aluminum frame and soft grip textured back built to offer the best in durability.
  • Runs Android™ 7.1 Nougat – Giving users access to the entire Google Play store and apps - and will receive Google™ security patch updates.
  • The keyboard reimagined – Forget what you knew about keyboards, the BlackBerry Smart Keyboard goes beyond typing. It can be easily programmed to launch up to 52 customizable shortcuts, providing even greater ease of use. And use it to scroll through web pages, the picture gallery or to take a picture.
  • Loaded with BlackBerry® Hub® – Bringing all your messages into one consolidated place; including emails, texts and messages from any social media account.
  • Unrivaled security features – The BlackBerry KEYone is designed to offer the most secure Android smartphone experience possible.
  • Long battery life – Featuring the largest battery ever found in a BlackBerry smartphone, the BlackBerry KEYone offers roughly 26 hours of mixed use, thanks to its 3505mAh battery.
  • Impressive photo quality – The BlackBerry KEYone includes a 12MP rear camera with an industry leading camera sensor that captures sharp, crisp photos in any light. And for when you have to take a video conference on the go, it includes an 8MP front camera with fixed focus and 84-degree wide angle lens.


Width Height Thickness
5.87 in
149.1 mm
2.85 in
72.4 mm
0.37 in
9.4 mm
6.35 oz
180 grams
  • Display:
    • 4.5-inch IPS LCD display
    • 1620x1080 resolution
    • 434ppi
  • Chips:
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
    • 8x 2.0Ghz Cortex A53 cores
    • 3GB RAM
    • 32GB internal storage
    • microSD card slot
  • Cameras:
    • 12MP ƒ/20 PDAF rear camera
    • Dual-tone LED flash
    • 8MP ƒ/2.2 front camera
  • Battery:
    • 3505 mAh battery
    • Non-removable
    • USB-C, Quick Charge 3.0 + boost charging
  • Software:
    • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
    • DTEK security suite
    • FIPS 140-2 full disk encryption