BlackBerry Key2 has arrive after numerous leaks and renders, TCL officially announced the device today in New York. The Key2 will have a “pop-up showroom” tomorrow and the day after that as well. As expected, the Key2 still sports BlackBerry’s iconic physical keyboard.
That’s not all, the archaic keyboard has taken more space to enable Flick Typing efficiently. The space key at the bottom corner also doubles as a fingerprint scanner, it comes with dual rear camera and 6GB of RAM. Lets meet the BlackBerry Key2.
The BlackBerry Key2 looks like it has a Leather body, but that’s just Plastic with an aluminium frame. The aluminium was made from the 7000 series. Its soft-touch back has a diamond pattern finish and very attractive in my opinion.
Unlike the KeyOne, the Key2 flows with the current trend and arrived with dual rear cameras sitting in a horizontal position at the top left corner. When you turn over to the sides, it measures 8.5mm in thickness, which is not as bulky as I thought. It weighs 168g and available in Black and Silver colors.
The Key series is obviously known for its keyboard, and with that keyboard you’re going home with a small screen. On the Key2, BlackBerry increased the keyboard height by 20%, so you’re left with just 4.5-inch screen, this will definitely not go well with big screen lovers.
Speaking of small screens, the 4.5-inch FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen is really sharp and breathtaking. Boasting of 1080 x 1620 pixels in resolution and 434 pixel per inch density. It’s protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and stretches up to 55.2% screen-to-body ratio.
Hardware and Software
It houses the Snapdragon 660 from Qualcomm with an Octa-Core processor and 64-bit CPU architecture. The 8-Cores of processor clocks at a smooth speed of 2.2GHz with 14nm process technology. In the graphics department, the Adreno 512 does its job.
Launch your heavy apps and multitask through them all, the Key2 has 6GB of RAM and a memory speed of 1.6GHz. There are two variants in terms of storage, there’s one with 128GB and a cheaper variant with 64GB. Both versions are upgradeable up to 256GB with microSD card. The BlackBerry Key2 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo.
The dual 12MP + 12MP shooters at the rear is one of the best camera combo from BlackBerry yet, with f/1.8 and f/2.6 aperture respectively. The first 12MP shooter has 1/2.3 sensor size, 1.55µm pixel size and DP PDAF, while the other 12MP lens has 1.0µm pixel size and PDAF.
Features on the camera includes portrait mode, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash, touch focus, face detection, HDR and panorama. Easily record videos of 2160p and 1080p @30fps. While the 8MP selfie camera has f/2.0 aperture, 1.12µm pixel size and supports Face ID.
Powering the BlackBerry Key2 is a 3500mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery with fast charging technology. With the fast charging feature, charging the battery from 0% to 100% shouldn’t take up to 1.8 hours.
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BlackBerry Key2 Full Technical Specifications
|Status||Available on Shopping stores|
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|3G Network||WCDMA: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|4G Network||LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|SIM Count||Single SIM|
|Type||Plastic + Aluminium|
|Dimensions||151.4 x 71.8 x 8.5 mm|
|Display Type||HFD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen|
|Resolution||1080 x 1620 pixels|
|Features||Multi-touch, Scratch Resistant|
|12MP + 12MP|
White balance settings
|Android 8.1 Oreo|
|Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660|
|Yes, up to 256GB|
Fingerprint (Space Key)
|Controls||Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key|
|USB Type||Yes, microUSB|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|Battery Type||Li-Ion Battery|
|Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC|
|Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player|
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
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