After leaked in Images at Tenaa, and in its official video teaser, the BlackBerry KEY2 has been officially launched in New York. It is high-end device comes with a 4.5-inch 3:2 display, QWERTY physical backlit keyboard, 6GB RAM, Dual Rear Cameras and fingerprint sensor placed in the spacebar.
BlackBerry KEY2 Price and Availability
The BlackBerry KEY2 price starts from $649 in the USA; €649 in Europe; £579 in UK and $829 in Canada. It will begin shipping globally beginning this month.
BlackBerry KEY2 Specifications
The BlackBerry KEY2 features a 4.5-inch 3:2 display with 1620 x 1080 pixels resolution, 433ppi and protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It has a matte finish and a series 7 aluminum frame, diamond patterned back with soft touch. It is powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core processor which supported by Snapdragon 660 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 512 GPU and 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM. It packs a 64GB / 128GB of inbuilt storage which can be expanded via microSD card up to 2TB.
On the camera front, the KEY2 bears a dual rear camera setup: a 12-megapixel primary camera with Dual PDAF, 1.28 micrometer, f/1.8 aperture, 1.14µm pixel size, 79.3-degree wide-angle lens, and 12-megapixel secondary camera with f/2.6 aperture, 1.0µm pixel size, 50-degree lens and dual-tone LED flash. For selfie, there is an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The handset has a 4-row QWERTY physical backlit keyboard with keys that respond to touch gestures, support for flick typing, up to 52 customizable shortcuts.
BlackBerry KEY2 also comes with a new dedicated key called ‘Speed key’ that lets you launch apps by pressing the key and the letter assigned to the app. The handset runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with Blackberry Security features out of the box. It packs a 3360mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging that promises 25 hours of battery life with mixed use. It supports hybrid SIM slot with dual standby. For connectivity includes 4G VoLTE, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC, Bluetooth 5 LE, and USB C. The device measures 151.4×71.8×8.5mm and weighs 168 grams.