TCL-owned BlackBerry has announced a new smartphone named BlackBerry KEY 2 LE as an affordable edition of the BlackBerry KEY 2 that was unveiled earlier this year. The phone appears like the KEY 2 but instead of aluminum, it features a polycarbonate build. Also, it is packed with lower specs.
The polycarbonate rear of the BlackBerry KEY 2 LE has a rubberized feel that ensures good grip. The handset is fitted with a 4.5-inch IPS LCD screen with an aspect ratio of 3:2. The redesigned keyboard available on the KEY 2 that features 20 percent larger keys than KEYOne handset and a Speed key for quick access to various functions is also available on the KEY 2 LE. The Space Bar key is embedded with a fingerprint scanner.
The KEY 2 LE is fueled by Snapdragon 636 chipset that clocks at 1.8 GHz. The 32 GB and 64 GB storage variants of the phone includes 4 GB of RAM. It also features a microSD card slot. The dual camera setup on the back panel of the KEY 2 LE features 13-megapixel + 5-megapixel camera sensors. The front panel of the KEY 2 LE features an 8-megapixel camera. The handset receives power from 3,000mAh battery. It is loaded with Android 8.1 Oreo with BlackBerry Hub features, DTEK security and Locker security app.
The 32 GB and 64 GB BlackBerry KEY 2 LE are respectively priced at $399 and $449. Its color variants are Atomic Red, Champagne Gold and Classic Black. It will be hitting the market by the end of September.