BlackBerry KEY2 vs BlackBerry KEY2 LE: Things Which Differentiate Both the Smartphones


The BlackBerry Key2 LE cuts down on some of the premium materials used on the regular Key2 but retains its charm and, importantly, QWERTY keyboard.

It's a more affordable, pared-down version of the rumored flagship Mate 20, with a huge 6.3-inch full HD display, Kirin 710 chipset, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, 20MP+2MP rear cameras, 24MP+2MP front cameras and 3,750mAh. The phone supports expandable storage support of 256GB via microSD card. Other connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, 802.11 ac dual-band Wi-Fi, GPS/GLONASS. The device is dubbed as KEY2 LE (Lite Edition).

On the software side of things, the Key 2 LE runs Android 8.1 Oreo and has all of the same BlackBerry sprinklings like the DTEK security app.

The BlackBerry KEY2 LE will go on sale next month and will start at Dollars 399 which is about Rs 28,323.

In BlackBerry KEY2 LE, the accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, fingerprint sensor, magnetometer and proximity sensor have been given.

There are two variants of this phone based on SIM. You'll also get peace of mind knowing that it comes with all of the great security features that BlackBerry is known for.

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Availability for the BlackBerry KEY2 is slated for September, and will be offered in three color variations: "Slate", "Champagne" and "Atomic".

The Key2 LE promises numerous same features as its predecessor released just three months ago, the Key2, but at a much cheaper price point of $399. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of inbuilt storage space. Which one wold hope when it's a cheaper and smalled specced phone. The new device is slightly less expensive than the BlackBerry KEY2, something TCL achieved through some targeted changes. A 3000mAh battery powers the smartphone from within along with support for Quick Charge 3.0. Realizing the market conditions, BlackBerry began working on a Lite Version of the powerful BlackBerry Key2.

Featuring a 4.5-inch LCD touch-screen display with 1620 x 1080 resolution and 434 ppi, and a Corning Gorilla Glass cover, the handset uses a Qualcomm 636 processor and includes 4GB of memory.

The front facing camera is 8Mp.

The battery gets a downgrade too as the Key2 LE has a smaller 3,000mAh battery than the 3,500mAh battery on Key2.

Also new is the option to use the convenience key as a Google Assistant button; one tap to trigger, press and hold to use as a walkie-talkie or double tap to go straight to Google Lens.