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BlackBerry KEY2 launched


BlackBerry used to be in its prime when the smartphone revolution began. The iconic brand, once famous for Obama’s love for it, failed to meet to the expectations of the customers and its market began to topple when it started lacking major modern-day features in its devices. The customers did not really wish to stick to the old traditional features, even though the qwerty keypad looked fancy on the phones. BlackBerry is now back with the KEY2 however, the successor to its return-of-sorts KeyOne. It launched early August, on Amazon.in in India with lots of exciting offers for the customers.


Key2 is the successor to BlackBerry’s KeyOne which was launched in the previous year. Almost all the features, such as QWERTY keypad and privacy measures have been retained in the device with a few new ones added. This BlackBerry smartphone comes with a lot of modern components such as a fingerprint sensor. While the company decided not to ditch the iconic QWERTY keypad, it made it more useful for the users. The spacebar on the keyboard will also act as a fingerprint sensor to unlock the phone.

Another example of an optimum usage of the QWERTY keypad – if you press any key on the keyboard, the application named with that letter will pop up on the screen. This will cut down the hassle of going through the entire drawer to open apps using that smaller touchscreen. There are capacitive menu buttons on the screen to navigate.


Looking at it aesthetically, the device’s rear panel will feature a textured design. The screen is 4.5-inches diagonally, and uses an IPS display. The screen will be protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 preventing any major damage being caused. There are other customizable gestures which can be set based on the preference of the user.

There are many privacy-based features added in the phone. These include Locker, DTEK, and Power Center. The Locker app will allow the users to store the private images and videos and hide the applications too. It will also feature a private browser. DTEK will enable the users to restrict the data access to the device data for the applications. Power Center will be useful in providing important statistics about the battery life, memory usage etc.

Talking about the hardware specifications of the phone, the device features a 6GB RAM and a built-in storage of 64GB. This storage can be expanded using microSD up to 256GB. Rear cameras feature two 12MP sensors and the front camera with the lens of 8MP clarity. Camera features also include dual tone flash and 4K video recording. It is equipped with a massive 3500mAh battery for all-day long use.

Quite a powerful BlackBerry we have here, right? If you’re looking to upgrade, make sure you sell your current device on Cashify first!