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Details

Display

Display Size
4.5 inches
Resolution
1080 x 1620px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
434 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
13MP + 5MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/2.2 + f/2.4
Video recording
4K
Front camera megapixels
8MP

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
150.25mm x 71.8mm x 8.35mm
Weight
156g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
N/A

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
RAM
4GB
Operating system
Android 8
Internal storage
32GB, 64GB
External storage support
Up to 256GB
Battery capacity
3,000mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
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

Compare SIM-only plans for the KEY2 LE

Name Product Features Data Price
-21%
  • $28/mth for the first 12 months for new customers, then $38/mth. T&Cs apply. Ends 01.07.2021, 12pm AEST
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
100GB
Data
$28
per month
100GB
Data
-21%
$28
per month
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  • $10 for the 1st renewal. 30GB + 20GB bonus data for the first 3 renewals. T&Cs apply. Ends 31 July 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
50GB
Data
$30
per 28 days expiry
50GB
Data
$30
per 28 days expiry
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  • $9.80/mth for 12 months, then $15.80/mth. T&Cs apply. Ends 24 June 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
6GB
Data
$9.80
per month
6GB
Data
$9.80
per month
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-50%
  • $10/mth for the first 3 months for new customers, then $19.99/mth. T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
8GB
Data
$10
per month
8GB
Data
-50%
$10
per month
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  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
40GB
Data
$30
per 28 days expiry
40GB
Data
Available after 1/3/21. After 3rd recharge, $30 recharge gives you 10GB standard data. T&Cs apply.
$30
per 28 days expiry
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BlackBerry KEY2 LE specs

Display

Display Size
4.5 inches
Resolution
1080 x 1620px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
434 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
13MP + 5MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/2.2 + f/2.4
Video recording
4K
Front camera megapixels
8MP

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
150.25mm x 71.8mm x 8.35mm
Weight
156g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
N/A

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
RAM
4GB
Operating system
Android 8
Internal storage
32GB, 64GB
External storage support
Up to 256GB
Battery capacity
3,000mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No

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