Blackberry Key 2 LE launched in IFA (Europe’s largest tech shaw) by TCL which sells devices using the BlackBerry Mobile name and brand. Here the physical keyboard is the best-attracting model of Blackberry that comes at an affordable price comparing to KEY2. The KEY2 LE is coming at the price of $399 for 32 GB model and $449 for 64 GB model. It’s also $200 cheaper than the KEY2. So the price may be the most important part of KEY2 LE.
The Slate (bluish black), Red, Champagne (gold) are the color options of KEY2. And also included a QWERTY keyboard, a fingerprint sensor mounted on the space bar, and a full-HD+ panel. KEY2 LE includes an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, the fingerprint sensor on the spacebar, magnetometer, and proximity sensor. Dimensions 150.25×71.8×8.35mm and weight are 156 grams.
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In the camera section, it comes with the two 13MP+5MP dual rear cameras set up has a f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, and laser autofocus, while the second sensor has a telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture. In front camera comes with an 8-megapixel selfie camera featured forward-facing camera, fixed focus with LCD selfie flash and full-HD recording.
Connectivity options include 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, NFC, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, and USB Type-C with OTG. Comparing to key2, key2 LE has less RAM, weaker processors, worse cameras and smaller batteries. The keyboard is not touch-sensitive, so you can’t swipe on it to scroll through apps lists. The style and some features are the same as Blackberry key2.
BlackBerry Key2 LE Specifications :
- 4.5-inch screen with a 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution, IPS LCD panel with 3:2 aspect ratio
- 13 mp (f/2.2 aperture and PDAF) and 5 mp (f/2.4 aperture)dual rear cameras with a dual tone LED flash
- 8-megapixel forward-facing camera, fixed focus with LCD selfie flash and full-HD recording
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor
- 4GB RAM & 32GB, 64GB onboard storage, expandable up to 256 GB
- 3,000-mAh battery
- Quick Charge support (18W Quick Charge 3.0)
- DTEK security software
The lower price was adjusted by the lower RAM and lower processor (Key2 has SD660 Key2 LE has 636 and 4 GB RAM instead of 6GB). Assuming you are okay with the sacrifices of comparing to another android smartphones, then you will get a better experience with the physical keyboard and Blackberry style.