BlackBerry KEY2 LE launched: Price, Specifications and Alternatives

BlackBerry KEY2 LE with a physical keyboard and dual-camera setup launched. Here are some alternatives in India.

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BlackBerry KEY2 LE is available in three colour variants

A few months ago, BlackBerry launched the successor to the BlackBerry KEYone, the BlackBerry KEY2. The smartphone did not sell as well as it offered mid-range specifications for a price of a flagship. So, to counter that problem, the company has come up with the BlackBerry KEY2 LE which is a toned down version of the KEY2. The smartphone is launched at a price of USD 450 (roughly Rs. 32,000).


As far as the specifications are concerned, the BlackBerry KEY2 LE features a 4.5-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1620x1080 pixels. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor is running the show here with the help of 4GB of RAM. The device packs in 32GB or 64GB of onboard storage which is further expandable using a microSD card. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with all the BlackBerry features. Keeping everything powered up is a 3,000mAh battery which supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.

In terms of optics, the BlackBerry KEY2 LE bears a dual-camera setup at the back consisting of a 13-megapixel primary and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. Up front, there is a 13-megapixel selfie snapper.

Also Read: Top 5 reasons why not to buy the BlackBerry Key 2


Xiaomi Poco F1

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Xiaomi Poco F1 has a dual-camera setup at the back

Xiaomi recently launched the Poco F1 in India. The smartphone offers flagship grade specifications on a budget. The Poco F1 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC coupled with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage. It comes with a massive 4,000mAh battery with QuickCharge support. The Poco F1 is available at a starting price of Rs. 20,999 (USD 300).

Asus ZenFone 5Z

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Asus ZenFone 5Z sports a notch up front

Asus ZenFone 5Z is an affordable flagship offering by the company. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC coupled Adreno 630 GPU. The smartphone features a 6.2-inch FullHD+ IPS LCD display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and a notch. The dual-SIM handset comes with 6GB or 8GB of RAM coupled with up to 256GB of internal storage. The ZenFone 5Z is available at a starting price of Rs. 29,999.

Also Read: Asus ZenFone 5Z Review: The 2018 flagship killer?

BlackBerry KeyOne

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BlackBerry KEYone comes with a physical keyboard up front

Also Read: BlackBerry KEYone Limited Edition Review: The Business Smartphone?

In case you are a BlackBerry fan or you really want that physical keyboard while not spending more than Rs. 31,999, the BlackBerry KEYone is still a great option. The KEYone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM. The smartphone is available as Limited Edition Black in India at a price of Rs. 31,999.


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