BlackBerry has finally launched the much anticipated BackBerry Key 2 LE in India. The Key 2 LE is a toned down version of the Key 2 and just like the Key 2 it also comes with a physical keyboard up front. At a price of Rs. 29,990, the BlackBerry Key 2 LE comes in Space Blue colour variant and will go on sale starting October 12 exclusively via Amazon India.
As for the specifications, the BlackBerry Key 2 LE features a 4.5-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1620x1080 pixels and a 3:2 aspect ratio. The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM. For storage, the dual-SIM handset comes with 64GB of onboard storage which is further expandable up to 256GB using a microSD card. The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo layered with BlackBerry's security features on top. All of this is backed by a 3,000mAh battery.
On the optics front, the BlackBerry Key 2 LE sports a dual-camera setup at the back consisting of a 13-megapixel primary and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. Up front, there is an 8-megapixel selfie shooter.
In case you just cannot wait till October 12 or the BlackBerry Key 2 LE failed to impress you enough, check out these alternatives.
If you really want a physical keyboard, we recommend checking out the BlackBerry KeyOne from last year. Unlike the Key 2 LE, the BlackBerry KeyOne has a capacitive layer on the keyboard which allows you to swipe on the keyboard itself to swipe through web pages and much more. The BlackBerry KeyOne Limited Edition is currently available for a price of Rs. 30,990.
BlackBerry recently announced the availability details of the BlackBerry Evolve. The Evolve is set to go on sale starting October 10 at a price of Rs. 24,990. The smartphone lacks a physical keyboard but features a larger 5.99-inch display up front. The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM.
Asus ZenFone 5Z
If you are looking for flagship grade hardware for under Rs. 30,000, look no further than the Asus ZenFone 5Z. The ZenFone 5Z is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor coupled with up to 8GB of RAM. The device comes with up to 256GB of onboard storage and it is available at a starting price of Rs. 29,999.