Optiemus Infracom, the license holder for launching BlackBerry-branded smartphones in India and few other South Asian countries, has launched the BlackBerry Key 2 LE in India priced at INR 29,990.
The device was first announced in August at IFA 2018 in Berlin. Optiemus’ licensing deal with BlackBerry allows them to design, manufacture and distribute devices in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal.
The BlackBerry Key 2 LE will be available exclusively on Amazon starting October 12.
Like other BlackBerry-branded devices, this one boasts of real-time threat monitoring system with DTEK. It also comes with a fingerprint and passcode protection to store the phone’s contents securely and features FireFox Focus for private browsing.
The BlackBerry Key 2 LE also supports dual account feature that lets you clone a few apps and run two accounts on the device. The apps that currently support cloning are WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Instagram and WeChat.
BlackBerry Key 2 LE specs
- Display: The device comes with a 4.5-inch LCD (434 ppi) with 1620 x 1080 resolution, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass
- Design: BlackBerry Key 2 LE carries forward the same traditional design of the brand with a physical 35-key QWERTY keypad. The rear has a textured pattern for a better grip.
- Camera: The device sports a dual lens rear camera with 13MP and 5MP sensors and an 8MP front-facing camera. The rear supports 4K recording at 30fps, and the front camera supports 1080p video recording at 30fps.
- Processor: The BlackBerry Key 2 LE is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor that clocks at speeds up to 1.8GHz, supported by Adreno 509 GPU.
- Memory and storage: It comes with 4GB RAM and an option of 32GB or 64GB storage.
- Battery: The device is backed by a 3000mAh battery and supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology that enables users to charge the device up to 50% capacity within 36 minutes.
- OS: The BlackBerry Key 2 LE will run on Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box.
- Privacy and security: Redactor, Locker, DTEK by BlackBerry, Firefox Focus, BlackBerry privacy shade
- Sensors: Fingerprint sensor on the spacebar, accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, hall effect.
The BlackBerry Key 2 LE comes in the following three colours: slate (black), champagne (golden) and atomic (red). It is also NFC enabled.