BlackBerry has finally launched the second smartphone of its K series: BlackBerry Key 2 smartphone in India and it is priced at Rs 42,990. The BlackBerry Key 2 has been launched as an Amazon-exclusive smartphone and will go on sale starting July 31.
It comes with some introductory offer, a cashback offer worth Rs 4,450 for Jio subscribers. Moreover, one can also avail a cashback of 5% if the purchase is made using an ICICI Bank debit or credit card. The Key 2 is the first BlackBerry smartphone to feature dual rear cameras and also comes equipped with a customizable ‘Speed Key’ button for accessing apps, contacts, and other functions.
The BlackBerry Key 2 has a 4.5-inch 1620×1080 LCD display and is powered by the Snapdragon 660 SoC. It comes with 6GB of RAM and offers either 64GB or 128GB of storage depending on the variant.
It also includes a 3,500 mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0. On the imaging front, the smartphone comes with a dual-12MP camera setup on the rear, with one of the sensors used for the portrait mode as well as what the company is calling an “Optical Superzoom”. There’s an 8MP front-facing camera for selfies and video chats.
According to BlackBerry, the Key2 features an improved keyboard compared to its predecessor (BlackBerry KeyOne), as the keys are now 20% taller, have better spacing, and also now have a matte finish on top instead of the glossy plastic used on last year device. The frame of the phone is built out of Series 7 aluminum, and it has a textured back, which we have seen in past models.
While the pricing of the Key2 is similar to the last-gen model, it remains to be seen whether BlackBerry can make a comeback in the Indian market or not.
|Display ||4.5-inch 1620×1080 IPS LCD|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
|Storage||64/128GB, expandable via microSD card|
|Primary Camera||12MP (f/1.8) + 12MP (f/2.6) with PDAF and dual tone LED flash|
|OS||Android 8.1 Oreo|
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