BlackBerry KEY2 LE: Plans | Pricing | Specs

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The BlackBerry KEY2 LE combines that classic BlackBerry keyboard with dual-lens cameras at a much more affordable price than classic BlackBerry phones.

4.5 inches

Display size

1080 x 1620px

32GB, 64GB

Internal storage

13MP + 5MP

Rear camera

3,000 mAh

Battery size

Finder rated as Average vs similar phones

Details

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 4.5 inches
Resolution 1080 x 1620
Pixels per inch (PPI) 434
Rear camera megapixels 13MP + 5MP
Rear camera aperture size f/2.2 + f/2.4
Video recording 4K
Front camera megapixels 8MP
Front camera aperture size N/A
Dimensions 150.25mm x 71.8mm x 8.35mm
Weight 156g
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed N/A
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
RAM 4GB
Operating system Android 8
Internal storage

32GB

64GB

External storage support Up to 256GB
Battery capacity 3,000mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance N/A
Wireless charging No
Launch price (RRP)$699
Launch date2018-09
BlackBerry KEY2 LE


BlackBerry was, at one time, the premium smartphone brand to contend with, thanks to its smart email integration at a time when mobile data pipes were very slow indeed. A lot has changed since then and BlackBerry now licenses out its name for the production of BlackBerry handsets to Chinese maker TCL. Its latest BlackBerry handset is the BlackBerry KEY2 LE, pitched as a more affordable BlackBerry option for those who still want a physical keyboard on their smartphone.

Design

  • Range of colours.
  • Predictably a small display screen.

Camera

  • Dual lenses on board.

Performance

  • Snapdragon 636 isn't an application powerhouse.
  • BlackBerry apps onboard to appeal to the business crowd.

Battery life

  • 3,000mAh battery.
  • Battery will learn your usage patterns and remind you to charge.

Early Verdict

  • BlackBerry likely to remain niche.
  • A cheaper BlackBerry is no bad thing.

Pricing and availability

  • The BlackBerry KEY2 LE went on sale in Australia with 64GB of storage for $699 outright in September 2018.

BlackBerry KEY2 LE specs

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 4.5 inches
Resolution 1080 x 1620
Pixels per inch (PPI) 434
Rear camera megapixels 13MP + 5MP
Rear camera aperture size f/2.2 + f/2.4
Video recording 4K
Front camera megapixels 8MP
Front camera aperture size N/A
Dimensions 150.25mm x 71.8mm x 8.35mm
Weight 156g
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed N/A
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
RAM 4GB
Operating system Android 8
Internal storage

32GB

64GB

External storage support Up to 256GB
Battery capacity 3,000mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance N/A
Wireless charging No

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