The Blackberry KEY2 was unveiled back in June after hitting TENAA, being sighted on Weibo, and reaching Geekbench as the BlackBerry BBG100-1. The QWERTY smartphone is already the second-gen BlackBerry Key to be introduced to the market. Blackberry announced the affordable KEY2 LE at the IFA 2018. We’ve seen the leaked image renders including a blue variant and today, we’re learning the device is now available on Amazon. The unlocked model of BlackBerry KEY2 LE can be purchased straight from the top e-commerce site and is compatible with most of the major mobile carriers in the US.
The QWERTY phone features 64GB onboard storage, a 4.5-inch touchscreen display, 2K HD resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass, Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, impact-resistant frame, 4GB of RAM, microSD card slot, and a 3000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 tech. When it comes to imaging, expect a 13MP dual rear camera setup with dual-tone LED flash and 4K video recording, as well as, an 8MP fixed focus front camera with selfie flash and 1080p video recording.
BlackBerry’s latest mid-range smartphone only runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box but we know it will get a slice of Android Pie in the near future. We’re hoping before end of the year.
The BlackBerry KEY2 LE also features a physical keyboard with Speed Key, customizable shortcuts, touch navigation, embedded fingerprint sensor, and flick typing for faster predictive texting. Color options are Slate and Champagne.