BlackBerry Unveils New 'KEY2' For US$649

Marion JacobsJun 10, 2018

Camera wise, it sports a 12MP primary rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, f/1.8 aperture, 1.14µm pixel size, 79.3-degree wide-angle lens, and Dual PDAF alongside a 12MP secondary rear camera with f/2.6 aperture, 1.0µm pixel size, and 50-degree lens. A new key called the Speed Key has been added to the BlackBerry Key2 which can help you navigate to any app on the phone faster.

The handset retains the classic QWERTY keyboard with a revamped design such as 20% more key height and better key spacing.

"BlackBerry phones are the world's most secure Android smartphones".

Coming to the software, BlackBerry KEYone ran Android Nougat 7.1 coupled with the company's host of security and enterprise features like DTEK for security, BlackBerry Hub, launcher, BBM, etc. BlackBerry will start selling the KEY2 in the U.S. this month and global markets including India will be getting it sometime in July. The Key2's front camera is 8MP with fixed focus and capable of recording 1080p video at 30fps. There is also a Speed Key that enables users to generate custom functions and shortcuts to their favorite apps. "They appeal mainly to a small corporate audience who feel attached to the format of a physical keyboard, and tend to respect the brand's aura as a white-collar power tool with good security features".

The phone comes with BlackBerry's iconic QWERTY keyboard and is the successor to the BlackBerry KEYone which was launched in 2017. While it may be challenging for BlackBerry to convince buyers to buy the KEY2 when OnePlus 6 offers a much greater worth, it is banking on the uniqueness of KEY2 to succeed. There's a fingerprint sensor inside the home button; the whole thing acts as a touch-sensitive trackpad and it feels very clicky. The huge battery of 3,500mAh provided inside the smartphone would get its users through approximately forty-eight hours of use without having to charge the phone. The Key2 isn't water resistant, but there is a USB-C port for charging and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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With the revival of the BlackBerry brand as a Android phone, market share has started creeping back up, reaching three per cent in Canada previous year, according to comScore. The phone comes in 64GB and 128GB storage models with option to expand storage up to 2TB with microSD card.

Now BlackBerry is following it up with the Key2, with a bump in specifications I hope it means they have perfected this unique smartphone.

The phone starts at $649 and will begin shipping globally this month.

The KEY2 is the first BlackBerry smartphone to feature a dual-camera set-up, following in the footsteps of all other rival smartphone manufacturers.

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