BlackBerry, a brand of TCL Communication on today launched their mid-range smartphone at the IFA 2018 event called the BlackBerry KEY2 LE —is a slightly toned-down version of Blackberry KEY 2, that was launched in India back in June for Rs 42,990. The smartphone comes with blackberry’s security app—DTEK that protects your personal data and manage permissions appropriately.

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BlackBerry KEY2 LE: A Toned-Down Version!

The KEY2 LE features a 4.5″-inch FHD+ (1080×1620 pixels) IPS LCD display with 3:2 aspect ratio and a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Below the display, it comes with the classic blackberry QWERTY physical keypad with a new dedicated ‘Speed key’ that allows you to add up to 52 customizable shortcuts to open any contact or apps on your phone with a combination of key shortcuts. Further, there’s also a Fingerprint sensor is embedded onto a Spacebar key at the bottom of the keyboard. Under the hood, it is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 with Adreno 509 GPU. The phone comes in two storage configurations— either 32GB or 64GB internal storage with 4GB of RAM both, there’s also room to expand the storage further up to 256GB via MicroSD card slot. On the software, the phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo.Coming to the camera department, it sports a horizontally placed dual rear camera setup comprising of a 13-megapixel primary camera with dual-tone LED Flash along with the 5-megapixel secondary depth-sensing camera for capturing amazing portraits, while in portrait mode. On the front, it houses an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with a f/2.0 aperture.

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BlackBerry KEY2 LE: Specifications

BlackBerry KEY2 LE
 Size 4.5-inch
Resolution FHD+ (1080×1620 pixels)
  • 3:2 Aspect Ratio
  • 433 PPI
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection
CPU  1.8GHz  Octa-Core
SoC Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 636 14nm Fabrication Process
GPU Adreno 509
Internal 32GB or 64GB
External  Yes, up to 256GB via a MicroSD
OS Android 8.1 Oreo
Rear Camera
Primary 13MP Camera with dual-tone LED Flash & PDAF
Secondary 5MP Camera with Depth Sensor, Portrait Mode
Front Camera 8MP Selfie Camera with f/2.0 aperture
Network Hybrid Dual SIM ( nano + nano / microSD )
Connectivity Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4 / 5GHz) MIMO, Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C
Security Fingerprint sensor & Face Unlock as well as DTEK
Battery  3000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0
Dimensions  150.25 x 71.8 x 8.35 mm; Weight: 156g

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Price and Availability

BloackBerry KEY2 LE
4GB RAM + 32GB Storage $399 (Rs. 28,320 approx.)
4GB RAM + 64GB Storage $449 (Rs. 31,870 approx.)
Colors   Atomic, Champagne and Slate
Availability The phone will be available globally starting this September.

Stay tuned!

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