While BlackBerry’s brand is now not what it used to be in the early years of the 20th century, the company has still hung on to its most tested formula – the QWERTY keypad smartphone. Not long ago, TCL launched the BlackBerry Key2 which received mixed reviews and now the company is creating a Lite version of the same version called BlackBerry Key2 LE.
The company is launching a new product at IFA 2018, and fresh information from The Next Web suggests this new smartphone will launch by the end of August in Berlin.
Thankfully, we had a substantial leak of the BlackBerry Key2 LE over the weekend and we’re not short of info here. According to an exclusive report from AndroidPolice, the Key2 LE is a step down from the Key2 and it’s for those who don’t want to spend a tough $650.
That is where the Key2 LE comes in. The iterative Key2 codenamed “Luna” has a Snapdragon 636 SoC versus the Snapdragon 660 in the Key2. We know the former isn’t really a slouch and it isn’t a bad trade-off if you want to save some bucks.
The report also suggests a 4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB storage option for the upcoming smartphone. The display is the same as the Key2 – 4.5-inches 1080 x 1620p LCD panel. However, the battery capacity is reduced to 3,000mAh.
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The camera is also where you make a compromise as it has a 12MP + 5MP formation while the Key2 had two 12MP shooters at the back. The exclusive report from the source has even leaked dimensions of the device as 150.25 x 71.8 x 8.35 mm. Speculation is rife that the Key2 LE will still set buyers back by C$549.