BlackBerry KEY2 With QWERTY Keypad Launched In India

By | July 23, 2018
BlackBerry KEY2

BlackBerry KEY2 || 4GB RAM || 64GB Storage || 3500mAh Battery ||

BlackBerry KEY2

Price: Rs. 42,990

Colors:  Black, Silver


  • BlackBerry KEY2 price in India set at Rs. 42,990
  • BlackBerry KEY2 features a QWERTY keypad below the screen
  • It sports a dual camera setup, two-days battery life

BlackBerry KEY2 price in India, availability

The BlackBerry KEY2 price in India has been set at Rs. 42,990. It will go on sale exclusively via Amazon India from July 31 and comes bundled with Reliance Jio cashback offer of Rs. 4,450 and ICICI bank cashback offer. There will be additional launch benefits, the company said.

BlackBerry KEY2 design

BlackBerry KEY2

The smartphone is designed for the QWERTY keypad lovers that still exist, with all the latest specifications built-in. The back of the phone is made of textured plastic and sports a horizontally-stacked dual camera setup, with the BlackBerry logo sitting in the rear center. The 3.5mm audio jack sits on the top edge, while all the power and volume buttons are placed on the right edge of the device. There’s also a convenience ‘Speed’ key on the right edge that automatically opens any app that you set it to.

BlackBerry KEY2 Features

The dual-SIM (Nano) BlackBerry KEY2 runs Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box, and sports a 4.5-inch full-HD (1080×1620 pixels) IPS LCD display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass, a 3:2 aspect ratio, a pixel density of 433ppi, and 24-bit color depth. The handset is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC (four Kryo 260 cores clocked at 2.2GHz and four clocked at 1.8GHz), combined with 6GB of RAM.

BlackBerry KEY2 specifications

LAUNCH Announced 2018, June
Status Available. Released 2018, June
BODY Dimensions 151.4 x 71.8 x 8.5 mm (5.96 x 2.83 x 0.33 in)
Weight 168 g (5.93 oz)
Keyboard QWERTY
Build Aluminum frame (7000 series), plastic back
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) – BBF100-6 only
– Capacitive touch 4-row BlackBerry keyboard
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 4.5 inches, 60.0 cm2 (~55.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1620 pixels, 3:2 ratio (~434 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
PLATFORM OS Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Chipset Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660
CPU Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260)
GPU Adreno 512
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB
Internal 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 1/2.3″, 1.28µm, dual pixel PDAF) + 12 MP (f/2.6, 1.0µm, PDAF), dual-LED dual-tone flash, check quality
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, check quality
Secondary 8 MP (f/2.0, 1.12µm), 1080p
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, EDR
Radio FM radio
USB 3.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM, BBM
Browser HTML5
– Fast battery charging: 50% in 36 min (Quick Charge 3.0)
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery
MISC Colors Black, Silver
SAR EU 0.72 W/kg (head)     1.68 W/kg (body)
Price About 650 EUR
TESTS Performance Basemark OS II: 2850 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 2391
Basemark X: 20665
Display Contrast ratio: 1572 (nominal), 3.212 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 66dB / Noise 72dB / Ring 79dB
Audio quality Noise -90.7dB / Crosstalk -94.2dB
Battery life
Endurance rating 86h


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