Last Updated on August 14, 2018 by Larious
BlackBerry KEY2, regardless of the iconic touch-and-type design which has change into synonymous with the company’s persona, didn’t impress plenty of customers due to the mid-range specs on the value of a flagship. To remedy this, the company has long been anticipated to launch a less expensive variant of the KEY2 and it seems that we’ll have the ability to see the day soon.
TCL, which at present owns the BlackBerry brand name globally, has despatched out press invitations for an occasion that shall be held in Berlin at IFA 2018 convention. Whereas there isn’t any affirmation concerning the device which will be unveiled on the occasion, the device anticipated is a ‘lite’ model of the BlackBerry KEY2 – likely to be christened KEY2 LE.
Primarily based on the information which is at present accessible, the KEY2 LE is likely to house comparatively lighter specs inside the same chassis. So, that is unlikely to be a simple resizing of the KEY2, as is the general trend when it comes to funds versions of flagship smartphones.
Moreover, the BlackBerry KEY2 LE will have a modified keyboard and whereas the fundamental structure and functionalities like fingerprint reader within the spacebar ought to stay the same, it won’t support the trackpad function of the KEY2. Furthermore, primarily based on the Geekbench scores which have been leaked last month, the model is likely to have a smaller 4GB RAM in comparison with the 6GB on original KEY2. The processor, nonetheless, is predicted to stay the same nevertheless it wouldn’t be very stunning if BlackBerry swaps it with a Snapdragon 636.
Different modifications include the 12MP+12MP dual cameras being changed by a 12MP+5MP setup and a probable decrease of 500mAh within the battery capability. So, the phone is anticipated to retain essential options which security-conscious or enterprise users prize.
Whereas there’s just over two weeks left before IFA 2018 kicks off, BlackBerry just lately unveiled the Evolve and Evolve X which are sold by Optiemus Infracom. Each phones even have mid-range specs, The IFA 2018 event might additionally see these Evolve smartphones being unveiled for the worldwide market.