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BlackBerry KEY2 LE launched: brand new colors, affordable price, and polycarbonate frame

BlackBerry KEY2 LE revealed: brand new colors, affordable price, and polycarbonate frame


Image: TCL Communication

These days at IFA, TCL Communication announced the newest BlackBerry KEY2 LE which is releasing globally in September, beginning at only $399. The KEY2 LE has the same great QWERTY keyboard with Speed Key that is on the KEY2, but there are numerous changes in requirements to quickly attain an amount $300 less than the KEY2.

Even though the KEY2 is an extremely conservative device with black colored and silver variants, the KEY2 LE is going to be available in slate, champagne, and atomic to include a little bit of vibrancy towards the lineup. The framework consists of polycarbonate product such that it is lighter and less high priced to build.


  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  • Display: 4.5 inch 1620×1080 pixels resolution IPS Liquid Crystal Display
  • operating-system: Android os 8.1 Oreo
  • RAM: 4GB
  • space: 32GB/64GB inner with microSD growth card slot
  • Cameras: back 13 megapixel f/2.2 and 5 megapixel f/2.4 aperture cameras. Front 8 megapixel fixed-focus camera
  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • cordless connection: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, radio, NFC
  • Dimensions: 150.25 x 71.8 x 8.35 mm and 156 grams
  • Colors: Atomic (red), Champagne (gold), and Slate (black)

There will be four variations of KEY2 LE for different radio groups all over the world, including two variations with dual SIM assistance.

when compared to BlackBerry KEY2, the differences range from the following:

  • Processor: The KEY2 has a Snapdragon 660 although the KEY2 LE has a Snapdragon 636 model.
  • RAM: The KEY2 has 6GB of RAM as the KEY2 LE has actually 4GB
  • double cameras: The KEY2 has a different rear twin digital camera setup with one of many 12 megapixel cameras promoting telephoto capture. The twin cameras regarding the KEY2 LE are designed for portrait mode capture.
  • Size/weight: The KEY2 LE is 0.15mm slimmer and 12 grms less heavy.
  • Products: The KEY2 LE has actually a polycarbonate frame as the KEY2 is constructed of material.
  • Computer software improvements: Some improvements were made to your pc software, like contextual battery pack, but these can also be coming to the KEY2 in the next update.

The BlackBerry KEY2 LE also contains the refreshed DTEK by BlackBerry application that brings brand new scanning functions for proactive safety checks to easily determine and mitigate potential security risks, like undesired data accessibility by a downloaded application on the smartphone. BlackBerry can also be focused on monthly Android protection changes and thus far features a good track record using KEY2.

If you should be interested in having a phone with a full QWERTY equipment keyboard, the KEY2 LE seems like a fantastic affordable alternative with a few appealing color choices.

Associated ZDNet BlackBerry KEY2 coverage

Published at Thu, 30 Aug 2018 15:20:00 +0000