BlackBerry KEY2 LE - SIM Free & Unlocked
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BlackBerry's DNA runs deep in the KEY range, with the KEY2 LE featuring a full 4-row QWERTY keyboard that has an integrated touchpad and fingerprint sensor.
Available for the first time at a mid-tier price, the physical keyboard massively improves typing speed and accuracy for longer emails, comments and document editing. It's also backlit for use in all lighting conditions.
Keyboard shortcuts are available too. You can assign specific apps to launch with a basic combination, such as "alt + E" for email or "alt + F" for Facebook.
The entire keyboard is also touch-sensitive. There's no need to reach up to the screen to scroll up and down through web articles or conversation threads. Just swipe on the keyboard. This works when typing too! Flick up during typing to select the currently suggested word, or slide the cursor slowly through your written text. No more trying to tap on a tiny part of the screen to get where you want to type!
BlackBerry smartphones remain the device of choice for those concerned about their security. Thanks to real-time monitoring from the BlackBerry DTEK security suite, coupled with a trusted hardware-signed boot process, you can use the phone safe in the knowledge that it is constantly looking out for threats.
Additional applications such as Locker allow you to securely store sensitive files or other data, plus Firefox Focus is pre-installed for private browsing.
Full power for full days
A 3,000 mAh cell coupled with the power-efficient Snapdragon 636 processor makes for up to 22 hours of mixed-use battery life. Also, thanks to the smaller screen size afforded by the keyboard, every BlackBerry KEY range device will have better battery life than competing handsets with the same processor and memory configuration.
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 is supported too. Use the included charger or any QC 3.0 certified charger to achieve a 50% charge in just 36 minutes.
Reasons to buy BlackBerry KEY2 LE
- Android 8.1 (Oreo) with BlackBerry Hub and productivity apps
- Physical QWERTY keyboard with integrated touchpad and fingerprint sensor
- Octa-core Snapdragon 636 processor with Adreno 509 GPU
- 32/64GB storage and 4GB RAM
- 4.5" Full HD 1080 x 1620 screen with Corning Gorilla Glas
- DUAL 13 + 5MP rear cameras with PDAF & dual-LED flash
- 150.25 x 71.8 x 8.35 mm
- 3.5mm audio jack
- 3,000 mAh battery
- USB Type-C with QuickCharge 3.0
Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 ( Oreo)
Custom SkinBlackBerry Launcher
ProcessorQualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
SpeedOcta Core (4x 1.8 GHz & 4x 1.8 GHz)
TypeMicro SD Capacity (Up to) 256 GB
Resolution1080 x 1620 (~434 ppi)
OtherCorning Gorilla Glass
Rear CameraDual 13 + 5 MP
Lens & Sensor Tech13MP: f/2.2, 1/3.1", 1.12um, PDAF | 5MP: f/2.4, 1.12um, depth sensor
Flash & FocusDual LED Flash, HDR, panorama
Front Camera8 MP
Lens & Sensor Techf/2.4, 1.12µm, depth sensor
Battery3,000 mAh Non-removable Li-ion
4G/LTE Bands1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Wi-Fi802.11 ?/b/g/n/ac (2.4 / 5 GHz)
Bluetooth5.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR
Power Port and Data PortUSB Type-C
Audio Port3.5mm audio jack
Video OutYes, wireless via Miracast, Google Home
Physical Keyboard4-row QWERTY
TrackpadBuilt-in to keyboard
ButtonsPower, Volume, Convenience Key
Fingerprint SensorIntegrated in Space Key
Other ControlsShortcut/Speed Key
Location TechnologiesGPS / GLONASS
Built-In MapsGoogle Maps
Dimensions150.3 x 71.8 x 8.4 mm (5.92 x 2.83 x 0.33 in)
Weight156 g (5.50 oz)
Knew what I was getting when I bought the BLACKBERRY KEY2 LE from this retailer. Been eyeing this phone on Ebay and Amazon for a while so price was the determining factor for the purchase here. Satisfied. There was a different charger in the box but the retailer said he'd send me the correct one. Hopefully he will.