When touchscreen devices replaced push-button smartphones, and Blackberry reconsidered its views on the business of producing mobile phones. The rights to the brand went to two third-party companies that divided spheres of business among themselves, and it seemed that we would never see a device with a physical keyboard, and the BlackBerry brand, which produces devices for corporate clients, would disappear forever. But that was not to be as Blackberry’s trademark QWERTY-keyboard still exists on some recent devices. All thanks to TCL – one of the two companies that bought a license to use the Blackberry brand name. Earlier this week, Blackberry KEY2 LE was introduced, which became a younger or light version of KEY2.
Like all Pro and light versions, there is a marked difference between the KEY2 LE and the KEY2. The former comes with an 8-core Snapdragon 636 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM unlike the Key2’s Snapdragon 660 chip and 6GB RAM setup. The BlackBerry KEY2 LE display has a 4.5 inches dimension and a resolution of 1620×1080 pixels with a 3:2 aspect ratio. In the camera section, the KEY2 LE sports a different camera setup to the KEY2’s Dual 12MP rear cameras, it is equipped with a 13 Mp + 5 Mp and a front 8-megapixel camera. The device is powered by a 3000 mAh battery and runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system glossed over with Blackberry’s super secure OS.
Other notable features of the KEY2 LE are fingerprint scanner (key space on the keyboard), a microSD card tray. In addition, the KEY2 LE is praised as the lightest and smallest device in the KEY series, and for the first time since 2014, the BlackBerry smartphone offers several colors to choose from. Device sales will start in September at a price of $ 399 (over #100,000) for the low-end version with 32 GB of flash memory and $ 449 (over #150,000) for the version with 64 GB.