BlackBerry licensee TCL has today announced the company’s latest offering BlackBerry KEY2 at a launch event held in New York. the device is company’s first offering to sport dual camera setup and offers feature such as Portrait mode and optical zoom for greater control and image quality. the company claims the device is packed with the most intelligent keyboard they ever made and features the all-new Speed Key that makes it possible to activate shortcuts to apps and initiate actions from anywhere without returning to the homescreen or swiping endlessly, along with an impressive battery life of up-to two days on a single charge.
— • BlackBerry KEY2 Design • —
The BlackBerry KEY2 Design sports a 7 Series aluminum alloy frame with Textured diamond grip non-slip on the back. it is deliberately crafted for doing more on the go, offering a thinner and lighter design, without sacrificing durability.
— • BlackBerry KEY2 Display • —
The BlackBerry KEY2 bears a 4.5-inch full-HD (1080 x 1620p) IPS LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, a 3:2 aspect ratio, along with a pixel density of 433ppi, and 24-bit colour depth.
— •BlackBerry KEY2 Power & Performance • —
The BlackBerry KEY2 is powered by an 64-Bit octa-core Snapdragon 660 Mobile Platform (Quad 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) paired with 6GB of RAM and Adreno 512 GPU. the device comes with 64GB / 128GB of on-board storage and supports storage expansion up-to 2TB via MicroSD card. it runs on Android 8.1 Oreo update and is backed by an 3,500 mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology which the company claims offers 25 hours of battery life with mixed usage. it is packed with 4-row Physical QWERTY backlit keyboard with capacitive touch which supports touch gestures, support for flick typing, and up-to 52 customizable shortcuts and a fingerprint sensor embedded into the spacebar.
— • BlackBerry KEY2 Camera • —
The BlackBerry KEY2 sports a dual rear camera setup which comes with a 12-megapixel primary rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, F/1.8 aperture, 1.28µm pixel size, 79.3-degree wide-angle lens, Dual PDAF, and another 12-megapixel secondary sensor with F/2.6 aperture, 50-degree wide-angle lens, 1.0µm pixel size and Phase Detect AutoFocus (PDAF). it also offers HDR, 4K video recording at 30 fps.
On the front, there’s an 8-megapixel selfie camera with Fixed Focus, Selfie Flash and 1080p video recording at 30 fps.
— • BlackBerry KEY2 Networks & Connectivity • —
Connectivity option includes 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, GPS/A-GPS, NFC, USB 3.0 Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack, Dual microphones, and FM Radio. it also on-boards Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Ambient Light sensor, and Hall Effect sensor. the device measures at 151.4 × 71.8 × 8.5 mm and weights at 168 grams.
— • BlackBerry KEY2 Pricing & Availability • —
The BlackBerry KEY2 is priced at $649 (Approx. Rs. 43,800) in the United States, €649 (Approx. Rs. 51,600) in Europe, £579 (Approx. Rs. 52,400) in United Kingdom and $829 (Approx. Rs. 43,100) in Canada. the device will start shipping globally later this month in Black and Grey colour options.
Source – BlackBerry