The rumored device we once knew as the BlackBerry Mercury has now been formally unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Say hello to the QWERTY-touting BlackBerry KEYone.

Unlike the touchscreen-only DTEK60 and DTEK50, the BlackBerry KEYone returns to the company’s roots by sporting a physical keyboard. But of course, this is no ordinary keyboard. The TCL-developed device has a touch sensitive keyboard that lets you swipe around to navigate and to predict your words. The spacebar also doubles as a fingerprint sensor.

To accommodate the keyboard, the 4.5-inch display has a unique 3:2 aspect ratio and a 1620 x 1080 pixel resolution. Compare that to the 5.4-inch 2560 x 1440 pixel screen on 2015’s BlackBerry Priv. Indeed, while the Priv was clearly being marketed as a high-end device, the BlackBerry KEYone is decidedly midrange. You won’t find an 800-series chip here, for instance.

Rather, it’s merely Snapdragon 625 (octa-core 2.0GHz) with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. It comes preloaded with Android 7.1 Nougat, along with the BlackBerry DTEK security suite. There’s a 12MP camera on the back, an 8MP camera on the front, a 3,505 mAh battery inside, a reassuring aluminum frame, and a textured back for a premium feel.

I don’t think anyone expects this to skyrocket the BlackBerry brand back into the conversation, but it could be compelling for people who are still bent on a physical keyboard. Expect the BlackBerry KEYone to ship globally starting in April for US$549/€599/£499 or less.

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