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.
- Range of colours.
- Predictably a small display screen.
- Dual lenses on board.
- Snapdragon 636 isn't an application powerhouse.
- BlackBerry apps onboard to appeal to the business crowd.
- 3,000mAh battery.
- Battery will learn your usage patterns and remind you to charge.
- 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 size (inches)||4.5|
|Display resolution (pixels)||1620 x 1080|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||434|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 636|
|Battery size (mAh)||3,000|
|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|
|Network category speed||N/A|
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