BlackBerry will start selling the KEY2 in the United States this month and global markets including India will be getting it sometime in July. The height of the keys has been increased by 20 percent making them easier to press and the entire keyboard now comes with a matte finish making it less slippery, according to Android Police. A new key called the Speed Key has been added to the BlackBerry Key2 which can help you navigate to any app on the phone faster. The BlackBerry Key2 will be priced at $649 (Rs.43,500 approx.) in the U.S. and $829 (Rs.43,000 approx.) in Canada. The BlackBerry KEY² has a pixel density of 433 ppi on its smaller than conventional display thus providing a crisper looking display on the front which is now protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3. So the "stepping-down" do a Snapdragon 660 is something which BlackBerry Mobile believes is sufficient enough to provide users with the power and processing capabilities they need. So there are two examples of just display-related aspects that are not only different but the opposite of what OEMs now see as conventional thinking and consumer must-haves. Thanks to it, the phone can offer bokeh in portrait mode.
The front-facing camera, meanwhile, is a rather average affair at only 8MP. The newer BlackBerry Key2 has the following dimensions 151.4mm x 71.8mm x 8.5mm with a weight of 168 grams.
Key2, the latest BlackBerry mobile device, was unveiled at an event in New York City on Thursday. The leaked images we've seen so far make the KEY2 look like a refined version of the KeyONE with a slightly more spacious keyboard layout. There is also a dual-tone LED flash, HDR shooting and 4K video recording at 30fps. Battery on the original phone is 3505 mAh and BlackBerry had promised 26 hours of talktime with the KEYone.
It also includes an in-keyboard fingerprint reader.
BlackBerry, for the first time, has used dual camera setup on a smartphone. The handset shares a lot of similarities with the handset it is replacing, last year's BlackBerry KeyOne, but with a few key changes that BlackBerry hopes will justify a higher price tag. Pressing the speed and another key like "G" will launch the Google app. The storage can be expanded up to 2TB with a microSD card. While it may be challenging for BlackBerry to convince buyers to buy the KEY2 when OnePlus 6 offers a much greater worth, it is banking on the uniqueness of KEY2 to succeed.