BlackBerry KEY2

Specifications
BlackBerry KEY2
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  • 4.5" 1080x1620 pixels
  • 12MP 2160p
  • 6GB RAM Snapdragon 660
  • 3500mAh Li-Ion
Released 2018, June 168g, 8.5mm thickness Android 8.1 64GB/128GB storage, microSDXC
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BBF100-1

BBF100-2

BBF100-6

BBF100-4

Versions: BBF100-1 (EU, Africa, AU); BBF100-2 (Canada, US, LATAM); BBF100-6 (ME, APAC, India); BBF100-4 (China) Also known as BlackBerry Athena

Network
Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (BBF100-6 model only)
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41 - EU, Africa, AU (BBF100-1)
  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 20, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66 - Canada, US, LATAM (BBF100-2)
  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41 - ME, APAC, India (BBF100-6)
  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 26, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41 - China (BBF100-4)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat11 600/75 Mbps
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 Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, aluminum frame (7000 series)
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid 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)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Platform
OS Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Chipset Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
GPU Adreno 512
Memory
Card slot microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
Internal 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM
 eMMC 5.1
Main Camera
Dual 12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.3", 1.28µm, dual pixel PDAF
12 MP, f/2.6, 1/3.4", 1.0µm, PDAF
Features Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
Video 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Selfie Camera
Single 8 MP, f/2.0, 1/4", 1.12µm
Video 1080p@30fps
Sound
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Comms
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, EDR
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS2
NFC Yes
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
Battery
Type Li-Ion 3500 mAh, non-removable
Charging Fast charging 18W, 50% in 36 min (advertised)
Quick Charge 3.0
Misc
Colors Black, Silver, Red
Models BBF100-6, BBF100-1, BBF100-2
SAR EU 0.72 W/kg (head)     1.68 W/kg (body)    
Price About 500 EUR
Tests
Performance AnTuTu: 140984 (v7)
GeekBench: 5830 (v4.4)
GFXBench: 11fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
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

User opinions and reviews

  • Anonymous

Almost 2 years since the last version of bb key2 , it's time to launch key 3 with the latest spec and keep maintaining bb signature which is durable and encrypted device .

  • ctrl303

You can use it make calls without using the touchscreen by programming any of its keys to speed dial anyone. Furthermore, all keys can be programmed for 2 tasks: one for short press, and one for long press. I find this feature very useful!

If only it could have been updated to Android 10.... Android 8 makes it outdated kind of.

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