Blackberry KEY2 LE with Snapdragon 636, QWERTY Keyboard and More Launched

TCL, the licensee of Blackberry devices has finally put all rumors to rest by launching a toned down version of the Blackberry KEY2 dubbed as Blackberry KEY2 LE at the IFA 2018 in Berlin. Some of the key specifications of the handset include a QWERTY keyboard with Snapdragon 636 SoC, a fingerprint sensor mounted on the space bar, and a full HD display panel. However, as the Blackberry KEY2 LE is a toned down version of the BlackBerry KEY2, it comes with a lower battery capacity, less powerful processor and low RAM capacity.

Coming to the pricing details of the Blackberry KEY2 LE, the 4GB RAM variant with 32GB inbuilt storage it comes with a price tag of $399 (Rs 28, 300 approximately) in the US. The 4GB RAM variant with 64GB inbuilt storage space has been priced at $449 (Rs 31,900 approximately) for the US markets. The smartphone will be made available in the markets of the US, UK, France, UAE, Canada, and Germany starting next month. It has been launched in three color variants of Slate, Atomic, and Champagne.

Talking about the specifications, the Blackberry KEY2 LE sports a 4.5-inch full HD+ IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 X 1620 pixels and 3:2 aspect ratio. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of inbuilt storage space. The internal storage can be further upgraded with a micro-SD card up to a maximum of 256GB.

On the optics front, the Blackberry KEY2 LE features a dual camera setup on the rear panel that has been stacked up horizontally. It features a 13-megapixel primary sensor with a f/2.2 aperture and PDAF and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with f/2.4 aperture and dual-tone LED flash. On the front, it features an 8-megapixel sensor for taking selfies and video calling.

Connectivity options in the handset include 4G LTE, dual-band WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, GLONASS and a USB Type-C port with OTG support. Fueled by a 3,000mAh battery that supports fast charging, the smartphone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.

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