This device looks similar to the last model of KeyOne at arm's length but lets us take a look deeper into the specifications and details to reveal a few key changes and specification. Here's everything you need to know about the all-new BlackBerry Key2.
Blackberry Key2 Specs and Features
Blackberry Key2 comes with 4.5 inches screen, IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 1620 pixels resolution, and a capacitive 4-row QWERTY keypad. It is running on Android OS v8.1 (Oreo). The Phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset coupled with 2.2GHz Octa-core CPU. Adreno 512 GPU ensures better graphical performance. One of the major features is that the keypad is also a soft touch.
It is boosted with 6GB RAM and 64GB built-in Memory which can store massive pictures, applications, notes, songs, and videos. You can get more storage with the aid of microSD card. As for optics, it has Dual 12MP (f/1.8) + 12MP rear snappers and dual LED flash to capture photographs with different color tones.
This device I powered by an 8MP front-facing the camera to shoot more beautiful selfies. Follow by a good build in 3500 mAh battery for maximum talk time. It also supports Fast Charging. You can recharge 50% battery within 36 minutes. Fingerprint Sensor is placed on the front of the space keypad.
Blackberry Key2 Price in Nigeria
Retail Price of blackberry key2 in Nigeria is NGN 223,200, that's about 621.02 the United States Dollar
In recent time, we have seen different smartphones that have the same look or similar to each other, the Key2 is one design that really stands out. The front is a part screen, part keyboard, but despite this, still has a modern aesthetic.
The 8.5mm chassis is built from the light and sturdy 7 Series aluminum, with flat edges all the way around, with slim, angled chamfers on the front and the back. Similar to the BlackBerry Motion, the top corners are completely right-angled and sharp, while the bottom corners are rounded.
All the buttons live on the right-hand side making it convenient to use, with the power button, which is textured and perfectly positioned to make it easily accessible with your right hand.
BlackBerry Key2: Keyboard
Keys 20% larger
New Speed Key
BlackBerry Mobile - under the banner of TCL - has improved the keyboard in the Key2. It still has the traditional four-row layout, with each separate by metal frets, but everything else is different.
The keyboard now takes up more space, larger than KeyOne by 20 percent. It is now also reshaped, sculpted and finished in a matte texture to make it easier to type on than the smaller, glossier keys on the last generation Keyone.
Not only that, improvements made to the physical QWERTY though. The clicking mechanism has been improved to offer a tactile response that more closely emulates that of the impressive
BlackBerry Key2: Display
3:2 LCD IPS panel
1080 x 1620
Building a phone with a physical keyboard on the front means doing away with a traditionally shaped screen. In this instance, we have a 3:2 ratio display that still manages to pack in an impressive amount of pixels into a relatively small space.
Like the KeyOne before it, the Key2 has a 1080 x 1620 IPS LCD panel which takes up around half of the space on the front of the phone and is coated in Corning Gorilla Glass. Because the keyboard is bigger, the top bezel or forehead above the screen is smaller. The edges on the left and right are very slim, giving it an edge-to-edge look.
Pixel density is pretty high at 433 pixels per inch, and with its being an IPS LCD display, that means natural colors, clean whites, and good viewing angles.
BlackBerry Key2: Hardware specs
Snapdragon 660 processor
64GB or 128GB storage
Quick Charge 3.0
BlackBerry says that even the most demanding users won’t be able to drain it in a single day. So if you’re the type that’s constantly on calls, diving into emails, Slack, messages and so on, you’ll not have to think about plugging it in until the end of the day, maybe even some point in the second day.
When it does need refilling, there’s Quick Charge 3.0.
One smaller change which impacts the day-to-day usage of a phone is the new positioning of the microphone and a new HiFi chip inside. With these combined, audio quality during calls is improved, and noise cancellation has been improved at the same time to make sure your phone calls are as clear as they can be.
BlackBerry Key2: Cameras
A dual 12MP camera system
2x “optical zoom”
In today's market, everybody like a smartphone with a good camera, BlackBerry’s latest device has a dual camera system on the back. Both are 12-megapixel sensors, but one offers a 2x optical zoom effect to ensure you can zoom into scenes without losing detail. It also allows depth sensing for those blurry backgrounds in Portrait Mode.
BlackBerry Key2: Software
Android 8.1 Oreo
DTEK security app
Secure locker for files/apps/browsing
BlackBerry is all about security and is uniqueness, and that’s something that’s been enhanced further in the Key2 for some new software additions in the Android Oreo-based software. The DTEK apps continue as an ever-present feature in the Key2 for easy security checkups and permissions management.
One area that has been improved is the Secure Locker. As well as letting you store private files, folders, and media, you can now lock individual apps behind passwords or a fingerprint scan to keep those apps and information away from others. There’s also a built-in private browse (Firefox Focus), which lets you browse the internet with no tracking and no history recording.
Apart from that, it’s much the same as before with a handful of useful productivity apps like Notes, Tasks, and Calendar as well as the Hub for managing multiple notification sources in one inbox.
This all-new BlackBerry smartphone brings together iconic BlackBerry features with new experiences that include a dual-rear camera, more intelligent keyboard and improved privacy controls