The BlackBerry Key2 has been leaked heavily in the past couple of days and recently TCL revealed the remaining details about its latest model. The Key2 is a continuation of the KeyOne, but much more improved.
It holds the same square shape, all sharp, dark angles, and does not give up on its physical keyboard. It does pair it with a 3:2 screen and also adds a dual camera on the back, which is a BlackBerry first.
The camera module reunites a 12MP, with a regular f/1.8, 1.28um lens with a telephoto one, at f/2.6, 1.28um. Thanks to it, the phone can offer bokeh in portrait mode.
To that ensemble it adds a Snapdragon 660 chipset and double the usual memory and storage. In addition, it offers BlackBerry’s DTek security software pre-installed.
The apps open much faster with just the aid of a button, without having to return to the home screen to access them. You can also program 52 shortcuts that open either an app or a task with a short or long press.
Design-wise, it has a Series 7 aluminium frame that comes in Black and Silver and a back with a diamond pattern finish. The keyboard has been increased by 20%, for typing accuracy and has lost the glossy feel, in favor of a better grip.
The Key2 will go on sale globally this month, for $649.