Operating system
Android
Processor
2.2 GHz
Screen Size
4.5"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Android Headlines

The BlackBerry KEY2 is a different beast of a smartphone here. It’s a smartphone that offers great performance with incredible battery life and is built like a tank. That’s not something you see everyday in smartphones these days. Especially with most smartphones going for new features and a glass b...

- Alexander Maxham, Android Headlines
TrustedReviews

With the Key2, I don’t think BlackBerry is going to entice anyone who didn’t like the KeyOne, but if you’re a fan of the keyboard-toting Android phones then there are enough upgrades to get you interested again.

- Max Parker, TrustedReviews
Pocket-lint

This new phone is all about the new design and the new keyboard which make a surprising amount of difference to the experience compared to the KeyOne. It's lighter, seems easier and more pleasant to type on, and has a potentially very useful Speed Key for easy app switching.

- Cam Bunton, Pocket-lint
GSMArena

What we can say with confidence about the Key2 is that it accomplishes what it sets out to do beautifully. It's everything the original KeyOne is, only better and improved in a very sensible and focused way. We had a lot of fun with it and can't wait to sink our teeth deeper into BlackBerry's own li...

- GSMArena
PhoneArena

It sets out on a path that shows consumers that it's a phone for utility. Right from the onset, it's setting itself on a path of success for its tweaked design, dual-camera implementation, long-lasting battery life, and the most secure smartphone around.

- John Velasco, PhoneArena


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The KEY2 price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare BlackBerry KEY2 prices from around the web here on The Informr.


BlackBerry backs up the KEY2 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your KEY2 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact BlackBerry support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find BlackBerry's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
4.5"

The BlackBerry KEY2's screen size is 4.5 inches with 1080 x 1620 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 Octa core 2.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
64/128 GB

Internal memory is 64/128 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3500mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3500 mAh battery.

BlackBerry KEY2 Specs

Overview
Release date June 26, 2018
Regions available USA, Canada, UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo

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Processor Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 Octa core 2.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 64/128 GB
RAM 6 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3500 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Black, Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.1 x 7.2 x 0.8 cm (5.9 x 2.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 165 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 1620 pixels
Pixel density 433 pixels
Size 4.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type QWERTY, Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard Yes
Voicemail Key Unknown
Any Key Answer Unknown
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, Dual camera feature (12 MP 2nd camera, f/2.6), HDR
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, QCP, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, AVI, DivX, H.264 / AVC, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Unknown
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (BlackBerry Apps, Google Apps)
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): BlackBerry BBF100-1, BBF100-2, BBF100-6, BBF100-4

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Critic Reviews


Android Headlines

A smartphone that is snappy and that will protect their privacy

from Android Headlines

The BlackBerry KEY2 is a different beast of a smartphone here. It’s a smartphone that offers great performance with incredible battery life and is built like a tank. That’s not something you see everyday in smartphones these days. Especially with most smartphones going for new features and a...More

The BlackBerry KEY2 is a different beast of a smartphone here. It’s a smartphone that offers great performance with incredible battery life and is built like a tank. That’s not something you see everyday in smartphones these days. Especially with most smartphones going for new features and a glass build. There’s a lot to like about the BlackBerry KEY2 and not a whole lot to dislike here, and that is definitely a good thing.

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TrustedReviews

The keyboard is back again

from TrustedReviews

With the Key2, I don’t think BlackBerry is going to entice anyone who didn’t like the KeyOne, but if you’re a fan of the keyboard-toting Android phones then there are enough upgrades to get you interested again.

Read full review

With the Key2, I don’t think BlackBerry is going to entice anyone who didn’t like the KeyOne, but if you’re a fan of the keyboard-toting Android phones then there are enough upgrades to get you interested again.

Read full review

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Pocket-lint

QWERTY has never looked so good

from Pocket-lint

This new phone is all about the new design and the new keyboard which make a surprising amount of difference to the experience compared to the KeyOne. It's lighter, seems easier and more pleasant to type on, and has a potentially very useful Speed Key for easy app switching.

Read full review

This new phone is all about the new design and the new keyboard which make a surprising amount of difference to the experience compared to the KeyOne. It's lighter, seems easier and more pleasant to type on, and has a potentially very useful Speed Key for easy app switching.

Read full review

Less

GSMArena

An incredible mix of old and new, unlike any other

What we can say with confidence about the Key2 is that it accomplishes what it sets out to do beautifully. It's everything the original KeyOne is, only better and improved in a very sensible and focused way. We had a lot of fun with it and can't wait to sink our teeth deeper into BlackBerry's own little slice of the smartphone world.

Read full review

What we can say with confidence about the Key2 is that it accomplishes what it sets out to do beautifully. It's everything the original KeyOne is, only better and improved in a very sensible and focused way. We had a lot of fun with it and can't wait to sink our teeth deeper into BlackBerry's own little slice of the smartphone world.

Read full review

Less

PhoneArena

Utility at its finest

from PhoneArena

It sets out on a path that shows consumers that it's a phone for utility. Right from the onset, it's setting itself on a path of success for its tweaked design, dual-camera implementation, long-lasting battery life, and the most secure smartphone around.

Read full review

It sets out on a path that shows consumers that it's a phone for utility. Right from the onset, it's setting itself on a path of success for its tweaked design, dual-camera implementation, long-lasting battery life, and the most secure smartphone around.

Read full review

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Digital Trends

The perfect, refined successor

from Digital Trends

It’s slightly more expensive than last year’s KeyOne, and but we think the build quality and dedication to creating the perfect keyboard is going to make this phone worth its price tag — especially considering there are hardly any phones out there with a physical keyboard.

Read full review

It’s slightly more expensive than last year’s KeyOne, and but we think the build quality and dedication to creating the perfect keyboard is going to make this phone worth its price tag — especially considering there are hardly any phones out there with a physical keyboard.

Read full review

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Tech Advisor

The only viable phone with a physical keyboard

from Tech Advisor

The Key2 is in many ways unsurprising. It takes TCL’s BlackBerry redesign and tweaks it to improve the keyboard, cameras and software. The speed key is a niche addition to an already niche phone but it’s a thoughtful change, and 6GB as standard is notable.

Read full review

The Key2 is in many ways unsurprising. It takes TCL’s BlackBerry redesign and tweaks it to improve the keyboard, cameras and software. The speed key is a niche addition to an already niche phone but it’s a thoughtful change, and 6GB as standard is notable.

Read full review

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TechRadar

Keyboard fans get an updated BlackBerry

from TechRadar

With the BlackBerry Key2, TCL improves the performance, tweaks the design and adds a better camera. It's shaping up to be a solid phone for keyboard enthusiasts.

Read full review

With the BlackBerry Key2, TCL improves the performance, tweaks the design and adds a better camera. It's shaping up to be a solid phone for keyboard enthusiasts.

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TechRadar

Improved keyboard, lots of security features

from TechRadar

The new BlackBerry Key2 is a phone designed entirely for BlackBerry fans. You won't want this if you're thinking of upgrading from a Galaxy S7, although there's something charming about a physical keyboard still. A slightly underpowered CPU might not be up to all tasks, but it helps keep the pric...More

The new BlackBerry Key2 is a phone designed entirely for BlackBerry fans. You won't want this if you're thinking of upgrading from a Galaxy S7, although there's something charming about a physical keyboard still. A slightly underpowered CPU might not be up to all tasks, but it helps keep the price a little lower and seems to combine well with the improvements BlackBerry has brought.

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Android Authority

It’s all about speed

from Android Authority

The BlackBerry KEY2 brings a host of tweaks to improve the overall experience, but the updated keyboard is its biggest change. The larger keys make for a much better typing experience and will be a welcome change for anyone who had issues with the small keys of the original KEYone.

Read full review

The BlackBerry KEY2 brings a host of tweaks to improve the overall experience, but the updated keyboard is its biggest change. The larger keys make for a much better typing experience and will be a welcome change for anyone who had issues with the small keys of the original KEYone.

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