BlackBerry KEY2 promises to be "the most secure Android smartphone"

TCL launches the BlackBerry Key2 for $649

Along with the 660 chipset you also get 6GB of RAM which is pretty damn good, but even better is the dual 12MP snapper at the back of the handset. BlackBerry Key2 will include a microSD card slot as well, supporting microSD cards up to 256GB in capacity. The resolution is a unique 1620 x 1080 with 3:2 aspect ratio, and while some apps will look fine, some others may not adapt as well.

When it comes to the camera, there is a dual-camera setup at the rear of the smartphone with two 12MP sensors and dual-tone LED flash.

The rear camera can shoot 4K videos at 30fps while the front camera can shoot 1080p videos at 30fps. The primary sensor features 1.28um pixel size, a f/1.8 aperture, and Dual PDAF. As whether intentional or not, BlackBerry has stumbled into the Android world right about the same time that all other smartphone OEMs seem to be converging on a singularity approach where their flagship options are all too much alike. Will that keyboard and BlackBerry's serious focus on security be enough to help it stand out?

Battery: The BlackBerry KEY2 is backed by a 3,500mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0 over USB Type-C. Rather than the chunky, rounded frame of the KeyOne, the Key2 has a slimmer, more square appearance that gives it a much classier aesthetic.

There are some changes to the physical keyboard as well. The QWERTY still supports touch-gestures like scrolling and Flick Typing for predictive texting, as also 52 app shortcuts via short and long press. On the KEYone, you could use them only from the home screen. Protecting the display will be a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top.

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"We've created a distinct smartphone that captures all the traits that have made BlackBerry smartphones iconic, while introducing new innovations and experiences that not only make this one of the best devices for security and privacy, but also the most advanced BlackBerry smartphone ever", stated TCL senior vice president Alain Lejeune.

The new device is an update to last year's BlackBerry KeyOne.

TCL and BlackBerry executive Alain Lejeune said the Key2 offered something different to the all-screen smartphones now dominating the market. The cameras offer features such as Portrait Mode and Optical Superzoom.

BlackBerry also lacks a standout, marquee feature - such as an excellent camera - that buyers can point to as a significant benefit over their current device, according to Chris Silva, research VP of enterprise mobile strategy at Gartner. In 2016, BlackBerry announced the partnership with TCL, which now makes and sells BlackBerry-branded mobile devices.

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