The BlackBerry KEY2 LE finally makes its way into the Indian market, today. The TCL-made KEY2 LE was first announced at IFA 2018, in Berlin. Optiemus Infracom, which holds the rights for manufacturing and distribution of BlackBerry phones in India, has launched the device in India. Optiemus had also launched the BlackBerry Evolve and Evolve X phones, in India, back in August.
For the uninitiated, the KEY2 LE is a specced down variant of the original KEY2, which was launched in June 2018. It has the same design as the KEY2 with a similar rectangle slab with a physical 4-row capacitive keyboard at the bottom.
BlackBerry KEY2 LE
The BlackBerry KEY2 LE 4.5-inch IPS LCD touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080×1620 pixels. A Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protects the 3:2 screen. Powering the phone is the Snapdragon 636 chipset with Adreno 509 GPU. It has with 4 GB RAM and 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage. There’s a microSD card slot for storage expansion. The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo.
The BlackBerry KEY2 LE comes with dual rear cameras. The primary camera uses a 13 MP sensor, and the secondary camera has a 5 MP sensor, for depth recognition. There’s also a dual-tone LED flash on the back.
To the front, the Blackberry KEY2 LE comes with an 8 MP selfie shooter with a f/2.0 aperture.
Fueling the BlackBerry KEY2 LE is a 3000 mAh battery that supports Quick Charge 3.0 technology. The phone comes with a USB Type-C port, as well as a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Other connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, 802.11 ac dual-band Wi-Fi, GPS/GLONASS.
The KEY2 LE comes with a front mounted fingerprint scanner underneath the space key. Talking about keys, the KEY2 LE comes with the classic BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard on the front. The phone has a new Speed Key function which allows users to add up to 52 customizable shortcuts to open any contact or app on your phone with a combination of key shortcuts.
Pricing and Availability of the BlackBerry KEY2 LE
Priced at INR 29,990, the BlackBerry KEY2 LE will be available in Slate Blue, Champagne and Atomic colors, exclusively on Amazon India, starting October 12 during the Great Indian Festival Sale.