- The KEY2 uses the same display panel as previous year down to the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection up-top.
On the back, there's a new diamond-patterned texture to give the phone more grip as well as a dual 12-megapixel camera system housed inside a stainless steel pill-shaped ring.
The phone has dual camera setup on the back. The Key2 has one 12MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture, dual PDAF (Phase Detect Auto Focus) while the other 12MP sensor has f/2.6 aperture and PDAF. As for selfies and video calling, the smartphone gets an 8MP shooter on the front with display flash.More news: Salmonella in cut melons sickens 60 people, CDC says
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Under the hood, the smartphone runs on the Snapdragon 660 chipset.
Processor: Octa Core Snapdragon 660 14nm Mobile Platform (Quad 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) with Adreno 512 GPU. The BlackBerry KEY2 brings noticeable changes over its predecessor, including a design overhaul and dual camera module on the rear panel.
BlackBerry has kept the battery size same at 3500mAh and it has Quick Charge 3.0 support too. Everything is running on Android 8.1 Oreo, and you can think of the retained headphone jack as the cherry on top. Using the awesome BlackBerry Bold keys as inspiration, the team created a brand new keyboard with keys that are 20 per cent larger, more square and have a more pleasant click. The Key2's keyboard has a matte finish, compared to the glossy one on the original KEYone. It can serve as a trackpad and has a fingerprint sensor embedded in the space bar. A new interface presents a much cleaner look for this app, quickly alerting you to any possible problems. It also has a USB Type-C port on the bottom. Also, the KEY2 comes with BlackBerry's signature QWERTY keypad that houses shortcut keys to launch apps. Press a combination of this and a letter key and you can easily jump between apps. "So now you can easily see and manage how your downloaded apps access your personal mobile data such as your location, access to your camera, microphone and more, with active controls over your mobile privacy and safety".
Another ace up the BlackBerry Key2's sleeve could be the two-day battery life that BlackBerry is promising, and with a smaller screen than most flagship phones and a chunky 3,500-mAh battery, it might just have a chance of hitting it.