IFA 2018: BlackBerry has announced the lightweight and slim KEY

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BlackBerry announced KEY2 LE, because smartphones with hardware keyboards are still of interest to users, although designed primarily not for entertainment.

BlackBerry KEY2 audience perceived well, especially business users in the United States, Canada, Germany and Central Europe. The disadvantage of this smartphone was its price, which was considered too high for the hardware of this device. And so, 2018 at IFA in Berlin announced the BlackBerry KEY2 LE — a few “Lite” version of the original model, preserving the most notable features KEY2, making it a great device aimed at business users, said Ro (Ro) on the resource page gsmarena.comconsidering a new mobile device.

BlackBerry KEY2 LE — processor and memory

BlackBerry KEY2 LE

Unlike the original version with the Snapdragon chipset 660, the novelty is based on a hardware platform Snapdragon 636, combined it with 4 gigabytes of RAM and 32 or 64 GB built-in storage. Supported smartphone and microSD card.

BlackBerry KEY2 LE — display

The display is still the 4.5 inch with the same resolution — 1080 x 1620 pixels and an aspect ratio of 3:2. It is protected by Corning Gorilla glass version which is not specified.

BlackBerry KEY2 LE — camera

BlackBerry KEY2 LE

The standard variant KEY2 equipped with dual camera with 12-megapixel sensors. In the basic model, LE camera 13 megapixel sensor (f/2.2) is combined with an additional 5-megapixel (f/2.4), are sensitive to depth. The indicators of the diaphragm are shown in brackets. The camera allows you to shoot 4K video at 30 frames per second. Resolution located on the front of the smartphone camera is 8 megapixels.

BlackBerry KEY2 LE — battery

Although the battery capacity KEY2 LE is only 3000 mAh, the company notes that it will work without recharging for a long time — at least, 22 hours. Moreover, the device gives the user know that it is time to charge. Moreover, these smart notifications are template-based charging characteristic of the user.

BlackBerry KEY2 LE — operating system

As expected, KEY2 LE works out of the box running Android 8.1. In the software of the smartphone provides additional useful features.

BlackBerry KEY2 LE — physical keyboard

KEY2 and KEY2 differ in the LE Assembly. KEY2 is missing in LE aluminum frame. Instead plastic. However, soft touch back panel with a textured coating characteristic and novelty. The keyboard remained practical unchanged — with a fingerprint scanner built into the button.

BlackBerry KEY2 LE — prices and colors

BlackBerry KEY2 LE

It is interesting to note that the version of KEY2 was the first BlackBerry device in 2014, which offered not only in black color. The company is represented in three colors — Slate, Champagne, and Atomic. The novelty, at the time of its announcement, was the lightest and most delicate model KEY.

Date of appearance of the new smartphone selling in the world market is unknown. Price version with 32-Gigabyte (in brackets 64 GB) built-in storage — 399 (449) USD (United States), 399 (429) Euro (Europe), 349 (399) £ — in the UK and 519 (579) canadian dollars (in Canada).

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