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Keyever's Windows 10 smartphone shocks the world by including a physical keyboard

From the beastly HP Elite X3 to the unique Nuans Neo, Windows 10 Mobile has already introduced a wide variety of intriguing smartphones. That trend looks to continue with Chinese firm Keyever and its upcoming handset, reports GSM Arena.

Nor much is known about what lies under the hood, since the unnamed smartphone won’t be released until at least July. That being said, we do know it will be powered by one of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600-series processor, with a 3,000mAh battery theoretically making the handset an all-day affair. Keyever hasn’t finalized its rear camera, which is why the camera is pixelated in the company’s renders. Strangely enough, Keyever’s Windows 10 handset will pack a diminutive 3.5-inch, 960 x 540 resolution touchscreen, numbers that are rather foreign in today’s world of gargantuan smartphones with retina-searing resolutions.

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There is a reason for the smartphone having such a small display, however: Keyever’s Windows 10 smartphone also packs a physical keyboard, making it the first Windows 10 smartphone to do so. More specifically, the keyboard is one of those old-school T9 keyboards, which means you’ll be pressing the same button more than once just to get to the letter you’re looking for. According to the report, Keyever will consider a version of the smartphone with a full QWERTY keyboard, though no final decision has been made.

As alluded to earlier, Keyever aims to release its unnamed Windows 10 smartphone sometime during the third quarter with a 1,000 yuan (or $155) price tag. The screen will likely be too cramped for many, and having a numeric keypad in 2016 is unheard of, but seeing how the handset seems to want to occupy a incredibly small niche, all of that doesn’t really matter. We expect Keyever to release more information on its handset as it gets closer to release.