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BlackBerry KEY2 Specifications

The BlackBerry KEY2 isn't a reinvention of the KEYone, but it takes what was desirable and delightful about the original and improves areas that were lacking. In particular, performance issues have been addressed with an upgrade to a faster Snapdragon 660 processor and 6GB of RAM. BlackBerry Mobile has also moved up to a dual camera system, though it promises that the primary sensor is still great, and the keyboard is now 20% larger, with clickier, more responsive keys.

Here's everything you need to know about the BlackBerry KEY2.

SpecBlackBerry KEY2
Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Display4.5-inch, 1620x1080
IPS LCD
434ppi
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 660
4x Kryo 2.2GHz, 4x Kryo 1.8GHz
Adreno 512 GPU
RAM6GB
Storage64GB / 128GB
ExpandablemicroSD up to 2TB
Rear Camera 112MP (1.3 micron) ƒ/1.8
laser+phase autofocus
dual-tone LED flash
Rear Camera 212MP (1 micron) ƒ/2.6
2x optical zoom
portrait mode
Video4K @ 30fps, 1080p @ 60fps
HDR
Front Camera8MP
fixed-focus
1080p/30 video
Battery3500 mAh
non-removable
ChargingQuick Charge 3.0
USB-C
Water resistanceNo
Headphone jackYes
SecurityFront-facing fingerprint sensor (in keyboard)
DTEK security suite
FIPS 140-2 Full Disk Encryption
Android For Work, Google Play for Work
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11ac, 5GHz, Bluetooth 5 + LE, NFC
GPS, GLONASS
Network (NA GSM)LTE Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 20, 28, 29, 30, 66
TD-LTE Band 38, 39, 40, 41
Dimensions151.4 x 71.8 x 8.5 mm
Weight168 g
Price$649 USD, €649, £579, $829 CAD

Daniel Bader was a former Android Central Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor for iMore and Windows Central. 

18 Comments
  • The 700 would have been a nicer chip IMO and the camera "appears" solid. I'm really intrigued by this. I don't game so the 660 would be more than suffice for me work needs.
  • I keep seeing post like this should have been the 700. That chipset was just released impossible for it to be in a phone that was just released.....................unless you got some kinda time machine you can lend blackberry mobile.
  • No Band 71? Unbelievable
  • Pretty much all unlocked phones will continue to not have it. Only if the phone is contracted to sell on T-Mobile, then it will have it. But maybe after T-Mobile and Sprint merge in 1-2 years ublocked phones will start to have it.
  • Oneplus 6 has band 71
  • I really like the idea of this phone. The 1 thing keeping me from buying it is being only 1620 pixels tall display. Horrible for not seeing much content scrolling and makes split screen basically unusable. If they make ot at a normal 1920x1080 display I would definitely chrck it out.
  • It sounds like you have a unique use case. I don't think they expect people to do split screen with this phone.
  • Have one, I've done it, it works... But it depends what you are trying to do.
  • Hmm, that's interesting but that's also good to know.
  • $849 🇨🇦 pricing isn't horrible... Huawei P20 Pro, LG thinQ, etc are at $1050, & then there is the overpriced Pixel 2XL at $1300,up there with market leading iPhone X and a couple of Samsung phones at $1350. But I don't get people who want a physical keyboard. I don't need to explain how awesome virtual keyboards are: fully adjustable key sizing, colour, sensitivity, the list is robust. Seriously, trade that much display for a physical keyboard? If they can make money in a niche market, theb God bless the company. They sold only 850,000 phones last year.
  • I had serious thoughts about buying the KeyOne last year, but I knew from the get go that it was underpowered. I like how that's been addressed with the KEY2, but it's too late now(at least for me) as I just bought a new phone.
  • Well, the battery got a modest bump. Wish it was at least 4Ah, but I'll take it!
  • It's the same capacity as the KeyOne isn't it?
  • It basically is. Just 5 mAh less.
  • AMOLED would have definitely helped. 2 day battery for sure.
  • What carriers will it work on?
  • I am worried it will feel too light for my taste. I really liked the heft of the Key One. Makes it feel substantial. I guess I will find out. Love the look of it. Very Passport -ish and that was a Phenomenal Phone for working with Documents and Drawings. Can't wait to see one in person.
  • I am looking forward to seeing hat the antenna has in store. The K1 was lacking that area. In response to those who don't understand a pkb: first, you should try it. It will likely improve your accuracy dramatically. If you type a lot of proper nouns or unique words, spell check doesn't help. Second, I find vkb virtually unusable. I own a hone for one thing only. Communication. The rest is gravy. Slab phones are less good at communicating. That is why if I have a choice I will not own one.