Today at IFA, TCL Communication announced the new BlackBerry KEY2 LE that will be launching globally in September, starting at just $399.
The KEY2 LE has the same QWERTY keyboard with Speed Key that is found on the KEY2, but there are some changes in specifications to achieve a price $300 less than the KEY2.
The KEY2 LE will be offered in slate, champagne, and atomic to add a bit of vibrancy to the lineup. The frame is made of polycarbonate material so that it is lighter and less expensive to build.
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
Display: 4.5 inch 1620x1080 pixels resolution IPS LCD
Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo
Storage: 32GB/64GB internal with microSD expansion card slot
Cameras: Rear 13 megapixel f/2.2 and 5 megapixel f/2.4 aperture cameras. Front 8 megapixel fixed focus camera
Battery: 3000 mAh
Wireless connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, FM radio, NFC
Dimensions: 150.25 x 71.8 x 8.35 mm and 156 grams
Colors: Atomic (red), Champagne (gold), and Slate (black)
There will be four variations of the KEY2 LE for the different radio bands around the world, including two variations with dual SIM support.
The BlackBerry KEY2 LE also includes the refreshed DTEK by BlackBerry application that brings new scanning features for proactive security checks to easily identify and mitigate potential security risks, such as unwanted data access by a downloaded application on your smartphone. BlackBerry is also committed to monthly Android security updates and so far has a solid track record with the KEY2.