After being the subject of online rumors for weeks, the BlackBerry Key2 officially debuted in an event in New York City. Coming off as the successor of the Keyone, Blackberry introduced the Key2 with old and new features.
Carrying the BlackBerry trademark, the BlackBerry Key2, of course, has a physical keyboard. For this reason, the BlackBerry Key2 maintains a 3:2 screen ratio. The physical keyboard is an added input option aside from the device’s touchscreen 4.5-inch IPS LCD display in 1080 x 1620 resolution. According to Blackberry, the physical keyboard was increased in size by 20 percent for an added typing comfort and accuracy.
The BlackBerry Key2 is the company’s first entry to the dual rear camera department with its two 12-megapixel shooters, one with a f/1.8 aperture, and the other one with f/2.6 aperture used for optical zooming and for portrait shots with bokeh effect. Its selfie camera, on the other hand, is an 8-megapixel snapper.
In terms of internals, the BlackBerry Key2 has a Snapdragon 660 processor coupled with 6GB of RAM, and a choice of 64/128GB of onboard storage. It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo and has 3,500mAh stamina.
No official announcement yet regarding its availability in the Philippines.
BlackBerry Key2 specs:
OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
Display: 4.5-inch IPS LCD (1080 x 1620)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
Memory: 6GB RAM
Storage: 64GB/128GB ROM
Rear Camera: Two 12-megapixel with telephoto lens, f/1.8, f/2.6
Front Camera: 8-megapixel
Dimensions: 151.4 x 71.8 x 8.5 mm