Blackberry launch KEY2 with a massive QWERTY keyboard, thin bezels and a notch-less display. The device is launched in priced at ~Rs. 44,000 ($649) and is expected to hit the global market this month followed by India in July.
At the launch event, this phone has been showcased by Blackberry as the most advanced blackberry phone ever. FYI, the device is a successor of Blackberry’s KEYone from last year.
The Blackberry KEY2 comes with a 4.5-inch full HD LCD display with an aspect ratio of 3:2 and a QWERTY keyboard that is much taller and better placed than the previous model.
Under the hood is Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC chipset coupled with 6GB RAM for smooth multitasking. Besides, there is an option for 64GB or 128GB internal storage as per the buyer’s discretion.
The phone comes with the dual rear camera which is pretty much in hype these days. On the rear side, there are two 12MP lenses with f/1.8 and f/2.6 apertures respectively. On the front end, there is a powerful 8MP camera for capturing high-end photos, slow motion and videos at 1080p.
There is a fingerprint sensor on the device. Interestingly, it’s not on the rear panel. The fingerprint sensor has been embedded into the space bar. Long pressing the keyboard can help open an app. You may also use it as a touchpad for only browsing through apps.
The rest of the keys of the QWERTY keyboard can be used to open other apps. KEY2 comes with a 3.5mm jack slot and you can use any standard headphone with it. The phone is powered by 3500mAh battery which is sufficient for a day’s battery usage.
Keep watching this space to know when it is launched in India and at what price.