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Blackberry Key2 LE Specs and Price

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Blackberry just made the nice qwerty keyboard available at a much lesser price tag. The Blackberry Key2 was a more expensive model so a cheaper version was made while striping down some features off it.  Leaving us with the Blackberry Key2 LE. Outwardly, the two smartphones look like one another, with the Blackberry Key2 being the better looking one. The smartphone is certainly not for everyone as the qwerty keyboard might not be for some.

Blackberry Key2 LE Key Specs and Features

  • 4.5-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 X 1620 pixels (434 ppi)
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 CPU with 4GB RAM
  • 32GB/64GB built-in storage space, up to 256GB with a memory card
  • Dual 13MP + 5MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint scanner (space-bar)
  • Qwerty keyboard
  • 3, 000mAh non removable Li-ion battery

Blackberry Key2 LE

Design and Display

As much as the Blackberry Key2 and Key2 LE look alike, the latter has some key difference. First, the smartphone has a more comes with a more cramped up qwerty keyboard and the capacitive functionality removed from the keypad. The space bar on the keyboard still serve as the fingerprint reader and capacitive buttons are still on the screen. At the back, there is a rubber covering and a polycarbonate frame which makes it much lighter than the Key2 which has a matallic frame.

The screen on the smartphone is a bit lesser than what you might be used to on other touchscreen smartphones. Not the ideal choice for movies or gaming, the smartphone is good eniugh for social media and surfing through the web. The 4.5-inch screen is radiant with a resolution of 1080 X 1620 pixels on it.

Battery and Camera

For this particular smartphone, you have just enough to get you through the day. By enough I’m talking about a 3, 000mAh battery which according to the maker will give you 22 hours of standard usage. Besides, there is Quick Charge 3.0 on it to top up your battery faster.

Taking pictures on the Blackberry Key2 LE is good in well lit areas like outdoors during the day. However, when it’s getting dark, the pictures start to look not too good. The two cameras at the back are placed side by side, one 13MP main sensor and another 5MP camera. On the front porch, the smartphone adopts an 8MP camera for your selfies.

Hardware and Software

For the remainder of the features, not much as changed as you still have the same set of octa-core chipset. That is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor and Adreno 509 GPU for graphics. The RAM size is 4GB while storage space can be either 32GB or 64GB. You can make expansion  up to 256GB if you want to plus it also comes with a heavily modified Android 8.1 with a promised update to Android 9 Pie soon

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Blackberry Key2 LE Pricing and Availability

The smartphone will cost you around 145, 000 Naira for the 32GB variant and for the 64GB you would have to pay about 163, 000 Naira. It will not go on sale until the end of September or there about.

Blackberry Key2 LE Specs

Here are a few specs of the Blackberry Key2 LE:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  • GPU: Adreno 509
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Colours: Slate, Champagne, Atomic
  • Dimension: 150.3 x 71.8 x 8.4 mm
  • Weight: 156g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM

Display

  • Display: 4.5-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1620 x 720 pixels (434 ppi)
  • Screen Protection:

Camera

  • Rear Camera: Dual 13MP + 5MP camera, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
  • Front Camera: 8MP camera, 1080p Video@30fps

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 32GB/64GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X:
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO:
  • 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500) – BBE100-1, BBE100-4 DS (Europen Union, Africa, Arab Union)
    LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700), 29(700), 66(1700/2100), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) – BBE100-2, BBE100-5 DS (North America, Latin America)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: 42.2/5.76 Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO:
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster:
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:

Entertainment

  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer:
  • SpO2:
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor:
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (front)
  • Iris Scanner:
  • Face Unlock:
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant:
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging:
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Water Resistant:
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes

Battery

  • Battery: 3, 000mAh non removable Li-Ion battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Yes
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Odunayo Ezekiel
Odunayo Ezekiel
Odunayo Ezekiel is a prolific Tech Writer, Gadget Enthusiast, and Electronic Device geek. He has written over 500 articles on NaijaTechGuide covering Mobile Phones. He has an absolute love for writing about devices ranging from Mobile Phones, Smartwatches, VR and AR Devices, Drones, Fitness Trackers to other Wearables in general.

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