BlackBerry Key2 Specs Review, Features and Price

BlackBerry Key2

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.

BlackBerry Key2

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.

BlackBerry Key2

Design

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.

BlackBerry Key2

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.

BlackBerry Key2

Display

BlackBerry Key2

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.

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BlackBerry Key2

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.

BlackBerry Key2

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.

Camera

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.

Battery

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

General

Device Type Smartphone
Model BlackBerry Key2
Announced June, 2018
Released June, 2018
Status Available on Shopping stores

Network

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 Type

Nano

SIM Count Single SIM

Design

Type Plastic + Aluminium
Dimensions 151.4 x 71.8 x 8.5 mm
Weight 168g
Protection Yes
Colours Black, Silver

Display

Display Type HFD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 4.5-inch
Resolution 1080 x 1620 pixels
Colors16M colors
Pixel Density 434ppi
Screen-To-Body Ratio 55.2%
Touch ScreenYes
Protection Yes
Features Multi-touch, Scratch Resistant
Secondary DisplayNo

Camera

12MP + 12MP
Yes
Yes
Autofocus 
Continuous shooting 
Digital zoom 
Exposure compensation 
Face detection 
Geotagging 
HDR 
ISO settings 
Panorama 
Scene mode 
Self-timer 
Touch focus 
White balance settings
Yes, dual-LED
8MP

Software

Android 8.1 Oreo
Stock Android
Yes
SkypeYes
WhatsappYes
FacebookYes
YoutubeYes

Hardware

Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660
CPU Octa-core 2.2GHz
GPU Adreno 512
6GB
Internal Storage 64GB/128GB
Yes, up to 256GB

Fingerprint (Space Key)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Ambient Light
Compass, Gyroscope

ControlsTouchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key
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Connectivity

Yes
Infrared
Wi-FiYes
Wi-fi HotspotYes
USB TypeYes, microUSB
GPSYes, with A-GPS
NFC
HDMI
Facial Identification Yes
No

Battery

Battery TypeLi-Ion Battery
Capacity 3500mAh
Placement Non-removable
Fast Charging Yes
Standby
Talk Time
Music Play

Media

Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV
Yes

Yes

Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

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