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 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
|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|
|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|
|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|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot|
|Sensors||Fingerprint(front), Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyroscope, Compass|
|Battery||3500mAh Li-Ion (non-removable)|