BlackBerry KEY2 with Snapdragon 660 SoC and physical keyboard launched in India

BlackBerry KEY2

BlackBerry has launched its latest Android smartphone in India. The phone we are talking about is called KEY2. It was originally launched in China in early June. The new handset from BlackBerry comes with a 4-row QWERTY keypad, which is backlit as well. It will be available to purchase in India at a price of Rs 42,990.

BlackBerry KEY2 Specifications

Sporting a 4.5-inches 1620 x 1080 pixel resolution display, it has a 3:2 aspect ratio. There is a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on this display. Talking about the processor, it comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor. It is accompanied by a 6GB of RAM and offers two storage options – 64GB and 128GB. Do make a note that the storage is expandable via microSD card up to 2TB.

As far as the camera department is concerned, it sports a dual-rear camera setup. Where the primary lens is of 12MP resolution and offers a f/1.8 aperture. While talking about the secondary lens it is also a 12MP resolution sensor, but comes with a lower f/2.6 aperture. With a 3360 mAh capacity battery, it claims to offer a day’s battery life on a full charge.

Highlights of KEY2

The fingerprint sensor is present on the space bar, whereas there is a speed key for faster navigation. It lets you launch apps by pressing the key and letter assigned to the app. This time around the keys are 20% bigger with the same footprint. The QWERTY keypad can respond to touch gestures, support flick typing, and up to 52 customizable shortcuts.

What do you guys think of the new BlackBerry KEY2? Would you buy this premium smartphone in India? Let us know in the comments section below.


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