BlackBerry KEY2 LE: Plans | Pricing | Specs

BlackBerry KEY2 LE
BlackBerry KEY2 LE

BlackBerry KEY2 LE at a glance

When does the BlackBerry KEY2 LE come out? Goes on sale in Australia in September 2018.
What’s new about the BlackBerry KEY2 LE? Dual-lens camera, BlackBerry keyboard.
How much will the BlackBerry KEY2 LE cost? $699 outright.

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

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.
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OS Android 8
Display size (inches) 4.5
Display resolution (pixels) 1620 x 1080
Pixels per inch (PPI) 434
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
Height (mm) 150.25
Width (mm) 71.8
Depth (mm) 8.35
Weight (g) 156
Battery size (mAh) 3,000
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 32GB
64GB
MicroSD expansion 256GB
Fingerprint scanner Yes
RAM 4GB
Water resistance N/A
Rear camera (1) resolution 13
Rear camera (1) aperture f/2.2
Rear camera (2) resolution 5
Rear camera (2) aperture f/2.4
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 8
Front camera (1) aperture
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed N/A
NFC support Yes
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Updated February 19th, 2019
Name Product Display size Display resolution Internal storage Battery size More info
4.5
1620 x 1080
32GB
3,505
BlackBerry KEY2 LE
BlackBerry KEY2 LE
4.5
1620 x 1080
32GB
64GB
3,000

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Alex Kidman

Alex Kidman is a multi-award-winning consumer technology journalist and the Tech & Telco Editor at finder.com.au. He's been writing about consumer technology topics for more than two decades, and enjoys breaking down complex topics into their component parts. He has written for just about every major Australian technology publication, and is a former editor of Gizmodo Australia, PC Mag Australia, and CNET.com.au.

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