BlackBerry's KEY2 smartphones sell themselves on the promise of security, and of course on the inclusion of a full physical keyboard.
BlackBerry is a mobile phone brand with a long pedigree, but it's been some time since it commanded significant market share. The phones themselves are now produced by TCL, owners of the Alcatel brand. The latest set of BlackBerry devices to launch in Australia is the BlackBerry KEY2 range, comprising the standard BlackBerry KEY2 Black and premium BlackBerry KEY2 Red Edition.
- 4.5-inch display
- Variety of colours
- Physical keyboard
- Dual 12MP lenses
- Snapdragon 660 on board
- 6GB of RAM
- Android 8.1
- BlackBerry enterprise security
- 3,500mAh battery
- Quick charge compatible
- You'd have to be keen on keyboards to buy the BlackBerry KEY2
Pricing and availability
- Available in Australia from mid-June 2019
- $1,190/$1,390 outright
The BlackBerry KEY2 and BlackBerry KEY2 Red Edition will be available in Australia from mid-June 2019 for outright purchase only.
The BlackBerry KEY2 will sell through Amazon Australia for $1,190, while the more premium BlackBerry KEY2 Red Edition will cost $1,390 outright.
Get tactile with the BlackBerry KEY2
The BlackBerry KEY2 brings you BlackBerry's rock-solid security along with the comfort of a real keyboard.
BlackBerry KEY2 specifications
Power, storage and battery
|Display size||4.5 inches|
|Resolution||1080 x 1620|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||433|
|Rear camera megapixels||12MP + 12MP|
|Rear camera aperture size||1.8 + 2.6|
|Front camera megapixels||8MP|
|Front camera aperture size|
|Dimensions||151.4mm x 71.8mm x 8.5mm|
|Network category speed||Category 11|
|Operating system||Android 8|
|External storage support||Up to 256GB|