Blackberry has been an iconic brand for business professional as it is among the first to provide free text messaging service and caters privacy for its consumer. However, the brand popularity didn’t survive during the emergence of Android and iOS and their ecosystem is severely stunted. After the collaboration with TCL for device manufacturing, Blackberry has launched several Android smartphones after its reborn and the new Blackberry Key2 is about to launch in Malaysia in 5 more days.
Blackberry KEY2 specifications：
- Native Android 8.1 system
- 4.5 inch FHD IPS touch screen (1620 × 1080 resolution), Corning 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor
- 6GB RAM + 64GB/128GB ROM storage combination (supports up to 256GB MicroSD card expansion)
- 12 MP + 12 MP dual rear camera, support optical zoom, PDAF focus, portrait mode, two-color flash, support Google Lens, 30fps 4K HDR video capture
8 MP front-mounted self-timer lens, 30fps 1080p video capture
- 3500mAh battery capacity
- USB Type-C interface
- 3.5mm audio jack
- Pre-fingerprint recognition
- Physical QWERTY keyboard
- QC3.0 fast charge
- Qi 3.0 wireless fast charge
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Dual Nano-SIM
- 162.4 x 77 x 7.6mm
- Available in Black and silver
This time, Blackberry has bring their iconic QWERTY keyboard back into the smartphone despite Android has preloaded with their native keyboard itself. While some may query that the existence of physical keyboard isn’t helpful, there are some long time Blackberry user would prefer typing on a physical keyboard over a virtual keyboard.
The new Blackberry Key2 will be running on the newest Android 8.1 with native experience and it no longer falls behind other smartphone manufacturer in terms of its security and operations.