The BlackBerry Key2 is the new smartphone with the TCL Communications-owned device rolled out in Australia few months. It is considered the best phone which is best for all your social, entertainment and gaming activities. The unique thing that attracts Key 2 is its Qerty click in keyboard. This physical keyboard has its keys that are 20% larger than its predecessor, the Key1 smartphone. Like the KEYone, the keyboard also doubles as a trackpad. This takes a little getting used to but it provides a nice way you navigate your apps without smudging the screen.
You also assign two shortcuts to each letter key. So, with a short press or long press, you can launch apps, access contacts, settings and so on. This means you can have up to 52 different shortcuts for the phone making this phone more interesting and unique.
Features of Blackberry Key2
- Blackberry Key2 offers excellent privacy
- The BlackBerry KEY2 is a great device for messaging and communication and serviceable for multimedia
- Offers two 12 MP rear cameras, allowing for the equivalent of a 2X optical zoom
- The KEY2 runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) and uses BlackBerry Hub to provide access to emails, phone calls and social media all in one place.
- Is powered by the latest version of Google’s Android
Specifications of Blackberry Key2
Similar to the KEYone, the phone has a 4.5-inch 1,080×1,620-pixel IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display. It has a 3:2 aspect ratio, which is a little odd, as both HD and SD video will appear letterboxed.
The company has also upgraded the cameras in its latest phone. The KEY2 is the first BlackBerry to offer a dual-lens camera. It features two 12 MP rear cameras, allowing for the equivalent of a 2X optical zoom. The phone also has a front-facing 8 MP camera.
It also comes with security software. DTEK monitors how vulnerable your apps make you and lets you control their permissions. Also, there’s an app called Locker which lets you lock away documents, photos and apps in it. To access the content, you need to use a PIN or fingerprint sensor, which is built in to the space bar.
Running on a 2.2 GHz octa-core Qualcomm SDM660 processor, the KEY2 comes with 6 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage and a microSD card slot. It uses a 3,500 mAh battery, providing 25-plus hour of mixed use.
The US pricing of this new smartphone is set at USD$649 and $899 in Australia.