New BlackBerry QWERTY smartphone unveiled

08 June 2018
All those for whom the on-screen keyboard on the touch screen of modern smartphones still remains uncomfortable, are in for a pleasant surprise. TCL Communication, the company that owns the BlackBerry brand, introduced the next smartphone, which will have a branded hardware QWERTY-keyboard.The device was named BlackBerry Key 2. As its name suggests, the smartphone has replaced last year's KeyOne, while retaining its main advantage - a keyboard with a layout that is familiar and familiar to all PC users. For more convenience, there is a Speed Key, which provides quick access to favorite applications, contacts and functions. Also, the keyboard allows you to enter text using gestures and can act as a touchpad.It is worth noting that the Key 2 was the first smartphone BlackBerry, which received a dual main camera at 12 and 12 MP. The front camera has a resolution of 8 megapixels. The hardware basis of the smartphone is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor with Adreno 512 graphics, the amount of RAM is 6 GB, and the permanent - 64 or 128 GB, depending on the configuration. The amount of the latter can be increased by using microSD cards with a capacity of up to 2TB. At the same time, the smartphone is equipped with a 4.5-inch touch screen with a resolution of 1620 x 1080 pixels and aspect ratio of 3:2, and the battery capacity is 3360 mAh. The device has support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging technology, has a fingerprint scanner built into the gap, and also got support for 2 SIM cards, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi (802.11 ac), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS + GLONASS, NFC, FM radio, USB 3.0 Type-C port and kept the headphone jack. The smartphone will run Android 8.1 Oreo. The start of sales of the smartphone BlackBerry Key 2 will start this month. It will be available for $650.