The BlackBerry KEYone is the last in-house BlackBerry smartphone, and it is now available for pre-order in Malaysia too. Well, if you’ve placed your pre-order for the KEYone, do note one thing: its screen can pop out rather easily.
This issue was first publicised by YouTuber Zack Nelson of JerryRigEverything. In his durability test of the KEYone, he managed to pop the device’s display out of its frame in his bend test. Now, regular smartphone users won’t really bend their phones in such a way – especially a RM2,688 smartphone – but the underlying cause is rather concerning.
According to Nelson, the KEYone’s display isn’t glued to the phone at all; usually, smartphones’ displays are secured very well with strong adhesives. Aside from this video, several users have voiced similar concerns on CrackBerry’s forum.
One owner only had the KEYone for a couple of days when he notice that the bottom of the display was noticeably coming undone. Another user, on the other hand, had his KEYone’s display completely pop out after a small drop. Needless to say, this shouldn’t happen to any smartphone; especially for a device that costs this much.
Of course, there’s a chance that this is merely a manufacturing oversight and only a small number of units are affected. Nonetheless, we’ll been on the lookout for any statement from TCL, which manufactures the BlackBerry KEYone.
(Source: The Verge)