A more colorful BlackBerry KEY2 LE is also more accessible

A more colorful BlackBerry KEY2 LE is also more accessible

BlackBerry KEY2 LE looks similar to KEY2 as it has same 4.5 inch display and a matte keyboard. The rear cameras aren't as high quality as a whole.

With 4GB RAM you can choose between 32GB or 64GB storage, but all versions have a microSD card slot to expand that. The phone has a fingerprint sensor embedded on the Space Bar.

BlackBerry isn't exactly having the best year in its history, what with the sub-par reviews of its Key2 handset circling the internet and encouraging folks not to buy the $649 device. The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo.

TCL has announced that the BlackBerry KEY2 LE is going to be coming to the US, UK, Canada, France, Germany and the UAE beginning next month. And that is the KEY2 LE.

That includes a "Locker" where you can keep apps, documents and photos private, BlackBerry's DTEK app, which can detect potential security risks, support for dual accounts so you can keep work and personal separate on a single phone, and BlackBerry Hub, which houses all your messages from various different sources in one place.

The Key2 LE may not compromise too much when it comes to most physical features, but it is scaled back in specs.

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It also comes with the recently introduced Speed Key for a more customized universal shortcut experience and, in addition to its Android operating system, includes support for popular features like Google Assistant, Google Lens and Google Pay. To date, Blackberry still refuses to follow the 18:9 bezel-less trend we so commonly see at the moment, but this is a lovely screen nonetheless.

The BlackBerry Key2 LE comes in three colours: Atomic, Champagne and Slate.

The Key2 LE promises numerous same features as its predecessor released just three months ago, the Key2, but at a much cheaper price point of $399.

The Key2 LE has the Snapdragon 636 chip that's also found in the Moto Z3 Play and Asus Zenfone 5. The TCL Communications-owned brand has made some changes to the BlackBerry KEY2 LE to differentiate it from the original KEY2. The phone has a new Speed Key function which allows users to add up to 52 customizable shortcuts to open any contact or app on your phone with a combination of key shortcuts. There is a 4.5-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080×1620 pixels with3:2 aspect ratio.

The keys are "20% larger" than the KeyOne and the keyboard can also be used to scroll up and down a webpage.

A 3,000mAh battery pack powers the BlackBerry Key2 LE. Both devices get the same 8MP front-facing camera.

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