BlackBerry Key2 LE Design
The BlackBerry Key2 LE in terms of design is very similar to that of Key2. It has a 4.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1,620 x 1,080 pixels, 35-key physical keyboard (with a fingerprint reader in the space bar). However, the BlackBerry Key2 LE has a polycarbonate (ie plastic) chassis instead of the standard model aluminium chassis. However, the vast majority of changes are inside.
BlackBerry Key2 LE Specifications
The new TCL smartphone uses a Snapdragon 636 chipset instead of Key2’s Snapdragon 660. To this is added 4 GB of RAM instead of the 6 GB and 32 GB or 64 GB of expandable storage. The Key2 LE also has a downgrade at the battery level, going from 3.500mAh to 3.000mAh. Although more modest the company claims that it offers autonomy for 22 hours of use.
Key2 LE Cameras
Changes are also present at the camera level. So the 12MP + 12MP configuration of the Key2 was changed by a dual camera configuration of 13MP + 5MP. TCL did not say what the 5 MP sensor is for, but it’s still likely to serve the depth. In common, the two types of equipment have the camera for selfies with sensor of 8 MP.
Connectivity and Software
As far as connectivity is concerned, the Key2 LE is almost identical to the more expensive model. So we find NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C port and the handset.
This smartphone comes with the Android OS 8.1 Oreo, but will be upgraded to Android Pie, although there are no confirmed dates yet.
It should be noted that the most common BlackBerry applications such as the Privacy Shade tool, the BlackBerry Hub for unified communications, the Power Center for battery management, the BlackBerry Messenger, the DTEK security manager, and the Locker feature for storing private files are present.
The BlackBerry Key2 LE will be available from September for a price of 399 euros for the 32GB model. The 64GB variant will be available for 429 euros.