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BlackBerry Key2 Specifications, Features, Price and Release Date (Nigeria, USA, UK, Europe)

In an event held in New York last week, TCL officially announced the BlackBerry Key2. The announcement revealed some of details we are yet to get about the device, and you are definitely going to see the whole of them right in this post. Though there have been leaks of this device in the past, read on and see the official BlackBerry Key2 specifications, features, price and global release date.

BlackBerry Key2 Specifications, Features, Price and Release Date (Nigeria, USA, UK, Europe)

BlackBerry Key2 Features

The BlackBerry Key2 is actually the continuation of the Keyone is almost all features. It retains the same squarish form factor that is highlighted by an iconic physical keyboard and a 3:2 aspect ratio display. It has a dual camera at the back, the first in a BlackBerry device.

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The BlackBerry Key2 has a dual camera setup, comprising of a 12MP main camera with a regular f/1.28um, and a telephoto f/2.6, 1.28um that is used for optical zooming as well as portrait shots with defocused backgrounds. it has a 4.5 inch 1080 x 1620 pixel IPS LCD display, and a Snapdragon 66 chipset. The processor is paired with a 6GB of RAM.

Looking at the design, the BlackBerry Key2 has a series 7 aluminium frame (which comes in either black or silver) and a soft-touch back with a diamond pattern finish.

The keyboard height of the BlackBerry Key2 has been increased by 20%, which the manufacturer claims will increase comfort and typing accuracy. The keys came with a new mate finish and have been arranged in a new fret pattern to optimize spacing. A fingerprint scanner is still embedded into the space key. The device also came with a new speed key that enables shortcuts that can take you to any app at any time, help you to call a favourite contact, or access functions.

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The BlackBerry Key2 brings back the flick typing feature. Flick typing uses predictive text that learns your typing over time, and shows suggestions that you can flick and text. The keyboard of the BlackBerry Key2 can also be used as trackpad to scroll through the UI.

BlackBerry has promised monthly security updates for the Key2 as well as at last one major OS update – that means the Key2 will be updated up to Android P, at the very least.

BlackBerry Key2 Specifications

NETWORK

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (BBF100-6 model only)
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) – EU, Africa, AU (BBF100-1)
  LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 14(700), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100) – Canada, US, LATAM (BBF100-2)
  LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) – ME, APAC, India (BBF100-6)
  LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) – China (BBF100-4)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat11 600/75 Mbps
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes

 

LAUNCH

Announced 2018, June
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, June

 

BODY

Dimensions 151.4 x 71.8 x 8.5 mm (5.96 x 2.83 x 0.33 in)
Weight 168 g (5.93 oz)
Keyboard QWERTY
Build Aluminum frame (7000 series), plastic back
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) – BBF100-6 only
  – Capacitive touch 4-row BlackBerry keyboard

 

DISPLAY

Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 4.5 inches, 60.0 cm2 (~55.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1620 pixels, 3:2 ratio (~434 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3

 

PLATFORM

OS Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Chipset Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660
CPU Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260)
GPU Adreno 512

 

MEMORY

Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB
Internal 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM

 

CAMERA

Primary Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 1/2.3″, 1.55µm, DP PDAF) + 12 MP (f/2.6, 1.0µm, PDAF), phase detection autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Secondary 8 MP (f/2.0, 1.12µm), 1080p

 

SOUND

Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
  – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

 

COMMS

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, EDR
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS2
NFC Yes
Radio FM radio
USB 3.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go

 

FEATURES

Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM, BBM
Browser HTML5
  – Fast battery charging: 50% in 36 min (Quick Charge 3.0)
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

 

BATTERY

  Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery

 

MISC

Colours Black, Silver
SAR EU 0.72 W/kg (head)     1.68 W/kg (body)
Price About 650 EUR

BlackBerry Key2 Release Date

The BlackBerry Key2 will be released and go on sale globally in this month of June 2018. Its availability in the United States of America, Nigeria, United Kingdom, and major counties in Europe will come up this June.

BlackBerry Key2 Price

The BlackBerry Key2 price will start at £579 in the United Kingdom, $649 in the United States, €649 across Europe, and within the range of N230,000 in Nigeria.

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