Published: Sat, June 09, 2018
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Blackberry releases its ‘most advanced’ smartphone ever. Here’s a look

Blackberry releases its ‘most advanced’ smartphone ever. Here’s a look

Powered by a 3500mAh battery, the KEY2 also comes with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and the BlackBerry KEY2 along with a new Smart Battery Experience that is said to learn from users'daily charging habits and recommend when to charge up.

As you'd expect, the KEY2's many enhancements have resulted in a steeper price tag compared to last year's model.

Below you'll find a list of markets where you'll be able to pick up Blackberry's latest.

Both offer expandable storage thanks to MicroSD support.

The camera has had a moderate bump in specs too, you now get a dual 12MP + 12MP camera, with HDR, 4K video recording at 30FPS.

In regards to the selfie camera, you're looking at an 8MP sensor that's capable of recording 1080p video at 30 FPS.

As for the software aspect of the BlackBerry KEY2, it is expected to natively run Android 8.1 Oreo and support Google Assistant. In fact, a new BlackBerry phone has just been announced today in the form of BlackBerry KEY2.

Powering the KEY2 is a 3,500mAh battery which is rated to last up to 2 days on a single charge. BlackBerry KEY2 is priced at $690 (Rs 43,800 approximately). The KEYone had an "aluminium frame", and impact-resistant display. The fingerprint sensor is still found on the space bar, by the way. They have managed squeeze in keys that are 20% larger than the previous generation.

Also of note about the keyboard is that it's got a new Speed Key that'll let you access your programmable shortcut keys without having to return to the home screen of your device. The BlackBerry KEY² has a pixel density of 433 ppi on its smaller than conventional display thus providing a crisper looking display on the front which is now protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3. BlackBerry KEY2 is the first BlackBerry smartphone to sport a dual camera setup. There's a 12-megapixel main shooter with a secondary 12-megapixel camera that offers 2x optical zoom and enables portrait mode. "It sounds like a paradox - but the younger the user the more they are interested in privacy because they are using their phone for everything". Optiemus Infracom is the home-grown telecom enterprise, responsible for manufacturing BlackBerry Android handsets in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. The next big planned announcement is by TCL, the owner of the BlackBerry brand. Rs. 43,800) in the United States and will start shipping globally sometime later this month.

For more information about the BlackBerry KEY2 then head on over to the official website. So far, all that's been said is that the KEY2 will begin rolling out globally this month.

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