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BlackBerry KEY2

BlackBerry KEY2

The BlackBerry KEY2 is a high-end midrange smartphone offering from 2018, and it features a compact 4.5-inch FHD display with the iconic QWERTY keypad. It runs Android v8.0 Oreo. This phone is powered by Snapdragon 660 chipset and packs 6GB RAM space. There’s a dual-SIM support and microSD card slot that accepts up to 256GB additional storage. This unit is available in 128GB & 64GB variants. In the cameras, KEY2 features a dual 12+12MP rear-facing cameras with dual LED dual tone flash and 4K@30fps video recording. The 8MP selfie camera has f/2.0 aperture & FHD video recording. This handset is powered by 3500mAh battery with support for fast charging. Other popular BlackBerry Smartphones are KEY2 LE & Evole

BlackBerry KEY2

BlackBerry KEY2 Specifications Summary

  • 6GB RAM
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • 3500mAh battery
  • 64/128GB internal storage
  • 4.5 inches display
  • 12MP + 12MP rear camera, 8MP front
  • Android v8.1 Oreo
  • Dual SIM

BlackBerry KEY2 Price In Kenya

Approx= KSh. 72,000

A Review Of The Specifications Of BlackBerry KEY2

Introduction & Design

BlackBerry KEY 2 is a high-end mid-range smartphone that was introduced as an upgrade of KeyOne. This device packs a better specs profile that include newer chipset with improved performances, better camera with dual lenses and a new body design and looks. KEY2 also comes with the iconic QWERTY keypad with the fingerprint mounted on the space bar key. The compact 4.5 inch display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. At the back is plastic cover with a rubber finish for better grip while the frame is made of aluminum metal.

Performance & Camera

Users can expect top performances from the KEY2 as the device is armed with a 2.2GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 660 chipset and 6GB of RAM space. Even heavy mobile usage & multitasking is taken care with much ease. For imaging, this smartphone offers a quality camera set-up. It features a dual 12+12-megapxiel rear camera which are backed by a dual-tone LED flash with dual. The camera can shoot 4K and FHD videos. The front camera is 8MP and can also shoot FHD videos.

Display & Battery

On top, there is a 4.5-inch FHD+ IPS LCD display with an aspect ratio of 3:2. The user can expect bright images with sharp contrast because of its FHD resolution. Also, there is Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection against drop damages and scratches. This smartphone is fuelled by a non-removable Li-Ion 3500mAh battery which support by fast charging solution (50% in 36minutes).

Connectivity & Storage

Connectivity options on the KEY2 include 4G with VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, NFC, Bluetooth v5.0, FM radio, 3.5mm jack and a USB 3.0 Type-C port. For storing files & data, this unit is available in 64GB & 128GB internal storage options. One can also expand on-board space up to 256GB-via microSD card slot provided.

BlackBerry KEY2 Power Specs

Launched June, 2018
Supported Networks 2G - GSM 850/900 /1800/1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 3G - HSDPA 850/900/1700/1900/2100 4G - LTE
Dimensions 151.4mm x 71.8mm x 8.5mm
Weight 168g
Build Front glass, aluminum frame, plastic body
Screen Size 4.5 inches
Screen Type IPS LCD touchscreen
Resolution 1080 pixels x 1620 pixels, 3:2 ratio
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Hardware & Operating System
OS Android v8.1 Oreo
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
Processor Octa-core 2.2GHz
GPU Adreno 512
Storage 6GB RAM, 64/128GB internal storage
MicroSD Yes, up-to 256GB
Rear Dual: 12MP (f/1.8, dual pixel PDAF) + 12MP (f/2.6, PDAF), Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama, 2160p@30fps & 1080p@30fps
Front 8MP, f/2.0, 1080p@30fps
Alert & Sound
Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jack Yes
Loudspeaker Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v5.0
USB microUSB 2.0
Radio Yes
Sensors Fingerprint(front), Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyroscope, Compass
Battery 3500mAh Li-Ion (non-removable)