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BlackBerry Key2 Specifications, Features and Price

At an event held in New York, today TCL officially announced the few remaining details we didn’t already know about

The BlackBerry Key2 has been launched today at an event held in New York by TCL. The Key2 is unsurprisingly the continuation of the Keyone in almost every respect. It holds the squarish form factor that’s highlighted by an iconic physical keyboard and a 3:2 aspect screen and adds a dual camera on the back – a BlackBerry first.

The display is a 4.5-inch 1080x1620px IPS LCD, while the chipset of choice is the Snapdragon 660. It’s paired with 6GB of RAM.

The camera is a dual 12MP with a regular f/1.8, 1.28um, and a telephoto f/2.6, 1.28um that’s used for optical zooming as well as portrait shots with defocused backgrounds.

BlackBerry also promised monthly security updates for the Key2 as well as at last one major OS update – that means the Key2 will be updated up to Android P, at the very least.

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The BlackBerry Key2 will go on sale globally this month starting at €649/£579/$649.

BlackBerry Key2 Specifications

Network

  • 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (BBF100-6 model only)
  • 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G: 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) – EU, Africa, AU (BBF100-1), LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 14(700), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100) – Canada, US, LATAM (BBF100-2), 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) – ME, APAC, India (BBF100-6), LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) – China (BBF100-4)
  • Data Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat11 600/75 Mbps
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SIM Type and Count

  • Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) – BBF100-6 only

Software (OS)/Skin

  • Android 8.1 (Oreo)

Design & Build

  • Dimensions: 151.4 x 71.8 x 8.5 mm
  • Weight: 168 g
  • Keyboard: QWERTY
  • Build: Aluminum frame (7000 series), plastic back
  • Colours: Black, Silver
  • Capacitive touch 4-row BlackBerry keyboard

Display

  • Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 4.5 inches, 60.0 cm2 (55.2% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 1620 pixels, 3:2 ratio (~434 ppi density)
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Hardware & Memory

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260)
  • GPU: Adreno 512
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Internal Storage: 64/128 GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 256 GB

Camera

  • Rear: Dual 12 MP (f/1.8, 1/2.3″, 1.55µm, DP PDAF) + 12 MP (f/2.6, 1.0µm, PDAF), phase detection autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash
  • Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
  • Front-facing: 8 MP (f/2.0, 1.12µm), 1080p

Multimedia

  • Music Support: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
  • Video Support: DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm jack: Yes
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, EDR
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS2
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: 3.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go

Miscellaneous

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM, BBM
  • Browser: HTML5
  • Photo/video editor
  • Document viewer

Battery

  • Charging: Fast battery charging: 50% in 36 min (Quick Charge 3.0)
  • Battery Type & Capacity: Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery

Announcement & Availability Date

  • Announced: June 7, 2018
  • Availability: June, 2018
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Pricing

  • Launched Price: €649/£579/$649

Disclaimer: We cannot guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct.

 

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