Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

BlackBerry KEY2 Is Now Official

06-blackberry-key2 The Black Berry Key2's keyboard buttons are 20 percent larger than the KeyOne's. Sarah Tew CNET
Terence Owen | 08 June, 2018, 00:37

With keys that are apparently 20% larger than the phone's predecessor, there is also a new key called Speed Key that allows users to set 52 custom shortcuts for faster access. It includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, and Quick Charge 3.0 to charge the 3,500mAh battery.

It is also the first BlackBerry device to feature dual rear camera which is consisted of a 12MP f/1.8 dual PDAF camera and another 12MP f/2.6 PDAF camera. The BlackBerry Key2 is both slimmer and lighter than the BlackBerry KeyOne, has a larger 4.5-inch display that's almost edge-to-edge, and has a larger physical keyboard. As you'd expect, this adds a Portrait Mode, but the company is also promising Optical Superzoom, which captures multiple frames, reducing noise on zoomed photos.

What do you think of the BlackBerry KEY2?

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BlackBerry has also added a new "Speed Key" to the Key2 which can be used for customizable functions. Oh, and the headphone jack remains. If you need additional storage, you can pop a microSD card into the KEY2. It's preloaded with the DTEK by BlackBerry app, which gives a security audit of the phone including what data and hardware access each app is claiming. The keyboard-toting flagship brings a number of new features. On the KEYone, you could use them only from the home screen. New this time around is that the device ships with Firefox Focus, which Mozilla incidentally updated with cookie management and autocomplete improvements just a couple of weeks ago.

As for pricing and availability, the BlackBerry Key2 will be available starting this month, but a specific launch date is unknown. A dual-SIM model will be sold in select regions, like the Middle East, APAC, India, and Indonesia. We've even heard prices rumored, with the latest leaks suggesting the BlackBerry Key2 could cost $649 / £579 (around AU$1,015).

"Although there are many different smartphones for consumers to choose from today, most tend to offer very similar experiences without much distinction from one to the next", Alain Lejeune, senior vice president of TCL Communication and president of Blackberry Mobile, said in a statement.

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