In early June, BlackBerry showed the flagship smartphone KEY2. Realizing that not everyone is ready to give a price tag of $649 for a gadget, the engineers corrected themselves and introduced a new, more affordable KEY2 LE model.

The KEY2 LE is powered by Snapdragon 636, unlike the 660 “stone” in the LE model. RAM 4 GB, built-in – 32/64 GB, depending on the configuration.

The display diagonal of the device is only 4.5 inches (IPS, 1080 x 1620 pixels) – a small screen size, as for the trends of 2018. But it is justified by the presence of a full-fledged hardware QWERTY keyboard.

In order not to look like a black sheep, BlackBerry engineers took care of the dual camera. Instead of two 12 MP sensors, as in the KEY2 model, the KEY2 LE has a more modest pair of 13 and 5 megapixels.

Nevertheless, the smartphone supports video recording in 4K resolution, but optical stabilization, of course, is out of the question.

The resolution of the selfie camera module is 8 MP. There are no branded features regarding the camera in the smartphone.

KEY2 LE runs on Android 8.1 OS, and a 3,000 mAh battery is responsible for the duration of the work. There is a fingerprint scanner, the possibility of expanding memory through microSD cards. But the manufacturer saved on the case frame. In KEY2 LE it is plastic (metal in KEY2).

One of the most unexpected moments of the KEY2 LE presentation was the decision of the designers to abandon pragmatism and finally release the device in several colors. It took the company almost four years to do this, they did not dare, apparently.

The cost of KEY2 LE is 400 euros (32 thousand rubles) and 600 euros (48 thousand rubles) for models with 32 and 64 GB of memory, respectively.

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