Blackberry Key2 Unveiled – Does it Worth The Price?

There’s a new BlackBerry smartphone dubbed Blackberry Key2, the latest effort to revive the faded brand.

The BlackBerry Key2 was unveiled Thursday in New York by TCL Communication, the Chinese manufacturer which took over the rights to the smartphone brand from the Canadian tech firm in 2016.

What is Blackberry Key2 Made of?

It features a 4.5-inch HD display, a Snapdragon 660 processor, 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage (128GB on the black version), and packing a 3500mAh hour battery, as well a new, larger and more intelligent keyboard.

Blackberry key2

The BlackBerry KEY2 steps into the role of being a KEYone successor quite nicely.

How Much Does it Cost?

It will be sold this month starting at $649 (N245,000), according to the company.

Note that Nokia 7 Plus and Blackberry Key2 have similar spec but Nokia 7 Plus cost just $380, while Key2 is twice the price of Nokia 7 plus.

Blackberry haven’t been selling much devices of late compare to other OEM’s probably because their price tag is too high.

Blackberry Key 2 Specifications

Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo
Display 4.5-inch, 1620×1080
IPS LCD
434ppi
3:2 aspect ratio
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
Octa-Core 2.2 GHz x 4 + 1.8GHz x 4
Adreno 512 GPU
RAM 6GB
Storage 64GB (Silver), 64GB (Black)
128GB (Black)
Expandable microSD up to 256GB
Rear Camera Dual Camera 12M (1.28um, F1.8) + 12M (1.0um, F2.6) with Dual Tone LED Flash
HDR, 4K video recording at 30 fps
Scan, Private Capture
Front Camera 8MP Fixed Focus
Selfie flash
1080p/30 video
Battery 3500 mAh non-removable
Charging USB-C
Compatible with USB Power Delivery 2.0 v1.2 & 9V2A 18W Quick Charge 3.0 Chargers
Water resistance No
Headphone jack Yes
Security DTEK security suite
FIPS 140-2 Full Disk Encryption
Android For Work, Google Play for Work
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 5GHz, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, NFC
GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, OTDOA
FM Radio, 4G Mobile Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, USB OTG
BBF100-1 – EU, Africa, AU, Japan LTE Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/19/20/26/28/32
TD-LTE Band 38/39/40/41
BBF100-2 – Canada, US, LATAM LTE Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/14/17/20/28/29/30/66
TD-LTE Band 38/39/40/41
BBF100-4 – China LTE Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/20/26/28
TD-LTE Band 34/38/39/40/41
CDMA Band BC0
BBF100-6 (Dual SIM version) – ME, APAC, India, Indo LTE Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/19/20/26/28/32
TD-LTE Band 38/39/40/41
Dimensions 151.4mm x 71.8mm x 8.5mm
Weight 168g

Blackberry seriously need to review the price tag on their devices otherwise, 6ft grave isn’t hard to dig.

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23 thoughts on “Blackberry Key2 Unveiled – Does it Worth The Price?

  1. nothing spectacular about it yet it goes for over 600dolls. na wa for them o, 6ft grave really isn’t hard to dig, loll

  2. This people are making me laugh, if they sell up to 75 unit in Nigeria that’s successful. Can’t stop laughing. BB rest in peace jare

  3. instead of them thinking of how to revive their brand, they are churning out costly phones. never really liked BlackBerry

  4. First off, I dislike blackberry phones and then you can just imagine the price tag. Its already dead on arrival

  5. Mr yomi.

    I bought infinix zero 4 plus.
    Having problem of battery drain.
    I noticed “cell standby” is the issue.
    It drains my battery like fuel nuzzle.
    Is there any solution for this?

  6. I love this device. I have always loved physical keyboard. The fact that it is pure android makes me more interested.

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