At an Event held in New-York, TCL officially announced the BlackBerry Key 2, the next Executive class and the successor of the Key One in all respects.
The phone specs were heavily leaked on the internet in the past couple of days, but the few remaining details were known after the launch, completing the puzzle.
As said the Key 2 is a successor of the Key One with almost in all respect, including the squarish rectangle design if the phone and the highlighted iconic physical keyboard. And Also the 3.2 aspect ratio screen, now as an upgraded their camera system to a dual camera system-the first phone BB to sport a dual camera system.
The camera is a dual 12MP with a regular f/1.8, 1.28um, and a telephoto f/2.6, 1.28um that’s used for optical zooming as well as portrait shots with defocused backgrounds(The Bokeh EffecT).
The display is a 4.5-inch 1080x1620px IPS LCD, while Snapdragon 660 sits in as the powerhouse for the phone and paired with 6GB of RAM.
The BlackBerry Key2 has a Series 7 aluminium frame (in Black or Silver) and a soft-touch back with a diamond pattern finish.
The keyboard height has been increased by 20% which BlackBerry claims will increase comfort and typing accuracy. The keys have a new matte finish and have been arranged in a new fret pattern to optimize spacing. The fingerprint scanner is still embedded into the space key.
There’s also a new Speed Key that enables shortcuts that can take you to any app at any time, call a favourite contact or access functions. Flick typing makes comeback (using predictive text that learns your typing over time it will show suggestions that you can flick into your text). The trackpad integrated keyboard still sits in there with which you can scroll through the UI.
BlackBerry has promised monthly security updates for the Key2 as well as at last one major OS update – that means the Key2 will be updated up to Android P.
The BlackBerry Key2 will go on sale globally this month starting at €649/£579/$649.