Optiemus Infracom Limited, BlackBerry brand licensee today unveiled the newest keyboard-based handset for the India market. The company today launched the successor to the last year’s KeyOne in India today. The new Blackberry Key2 was announced back in June and was made available in Canada and US market. As seen on the previous flagship, this also comes with a physical QWERTY keyboard, which is very rare in the current generation of smartphones. The physical QWERTY keyboard is one thing which sets Blackberry apart from the competition, and there are a bunch of folks who still love to use this QWERTY keyboard.
The Blackberry KEY2 sports a 4.5-inch (1620*1080) IPS LCD 3:2 aspect ratio display with corning gorilla glass 3 protection. It is powered by an Octacore Snapdragon 660 processor clocked at 1.8GHz, Adreno 610 GPU. It will come with 6GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage and MicroSD card support up to 256GB. The device is backed by a 3360mAh battery with Quick charge 3.0 support. KEY2 is running on Android 8.1 Oreo.
In the optics department, the Blackberry KEY2 features a 12MP+12MP rear dual camera setup, the primary 12MP camera comes with f/1.8 aperture, 1.28µm pixel size, Dual PDAF and the 12 MP secondary camera comes with 1.0µm pixel size, a f/2.6 aperture with PDAF, dual-tone LED flash. It also features an 8MP front-facing screen flash. The Fingerprint sensor is located at the front as the spacebar, as the device comes, physical QWERTY keyboard, below the display. Other features include 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5, GPS, A-GPS, magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor and ambient light sensor.
Blackberry Key2 Specs
- 4.5-inch (1620*1080) IPS LCD 3:2 aspect ratio display, corning gorilla glass 3 protection
- 1.8GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, Adreno 610 GPU
- 6GB RAM
- 64GB internal storage, microSD card support up to 256GB
- 12MP+12MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, PDAF, f/1.8 aperture
- 8MP front-facing camera with a screen flash
- Android 8.1 Oreo
- 3360mAh built-in battery, Quick charge 3.0 support
- Front Fingerprint sensor
- 3.5mm audio jack
- Thickness: 8.5mm, Weight:
- Dual SIM, 4G LTE, 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5, GPS, A-GPS, magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor and ambient light sensor
Mr. Hardip Singh, Executive Director, Optiemus Infracom Ltd. says, “In the wake of current data breaches across the globe and here in India, consumers are increasingly concerned about the safety of their information, especially on mobile. The BlackBerry KEY2 is an answer to that! It not only comes loaded with the best security and privacy enhancement features, but also accurate and comfortable typing on an intelligent keyboard. The smartphone also offers the best multitasking experience for those that want to get things done. With its elegant, premium design, we are positive that our customers are going to love this powerful and stylish smartphone.”
Pricing and Availability
It will cost you INR 42,990 in India, it is available on Amazon.in from July 31st. It comes bundled with Reliance Jio cashback offer of Rs. 4,450 and ICICI bank cash back offer of 5% along with additional launch benefits. Would you be interested in buying this physical QWERTY Keyboard KEY2 from Blackberry? Drop a comment and let us know, follow us on Twitter for more news and updates.