Various leaks and rumors confirmed that the BlackBerry KEY2 LE smartphone is under development. In fact, TCL seems to have confirmed this through an invitation to save the date that they have already communicated to the media and plans to release an announcement on August 30th.
Now in the post on the official BlackBerry Twitter page, it seems that the phone is being teased, with the back of the phone being closed. The trailer didn’t really tell us much, but it confirmed the early leaks and showed the pattern of the phone, although the exact material we can see is unclear.
The BlackBerry Key2 LE inherits many of the design elements and features of the BlackBerry Key2, including a 4.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1620 x 1080, a 35-key physical keyboard with backlight, integrated fingerprint sensor, 8-megapixel front camera, 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5.0.
From the front, there is almost no difference between the BlackBerry Key2 LE and the BlackBerry Key2, except that the former adds three colors, slate gray, champagne gold and atomic red. Of course, the BlackBerry Key2 LE has a slightly smaller rack size, but it’s hard to detect.
But as a cheap model, the BlackBerry Key2 LE uses a lightweight plastic body and gives up Qualcomm. The Snapdragon 660 processor uses the lower end of the Snapdragon 636. Although it is also an 8-core processor, the clock frequency has dropped from 1.8 to 2.2 GHz to 1.6 to 1.8 GHz.
There is not much to say in terms of specifications but formal, but there are rumors that a 4.5-inch 1080×1620 display is equipped with a 3,500 mAh battery and a 13MP + 5-megapixel dual camera on the back. The phone is said to be based on the BlackBerry KEY2, although it is speculated that this may be a “streamlined” model due to a slight decrease in its specifications. In any case, treat it as a salt for the time being, but please visit us during IFA 2018 next week and all official details will be announced.
The BlackBerry Key2 LE will be available in September this year, starting at $399.