TCL hints at BlackBerry KEY2 Lite with Snapdragon 636 SoC launch on August 30

BlackBerry KEY2 LIte

While BlackBerry’s brand is now not what it used to be in the early years of the 20th century, the company has still hung on to its most tested formula – the QWERTY keypad smartphone. Not long ago, TCL launched the BlackBerry Key2 which received mixed reviews and now the company is creating a Lite version of the same version called BlackBerry Key2 LE.

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The company is launching a new product at IFA 2018, and fresh information from The Next Web suggests this new smartphone will launch by the end of August in Berlin.

Thankfully, we had a substantial leak of the BlackBerry Key2 LE over the weekend and we’re not short of info here. According to an exclusive report from AndroidPolice, the Key2 LE is a step down from the Key2 and it’s for those who don’t want to spend a tough $650.

That is where the Key2 LE comes in. The iterative Key2 codenamed “Luna” has a Snapdragon 636 SoC versus the Snapdragon 660 in the Key2. We know the former isn’t really a slouch and it isn’t a bad trade-off if you want to save some bucks.

The report also suggests a 4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB storage option for the upcoming smartphone. The display is the same as the Key2 – 4.5-inches 1080 x 1620p LCD panel. However, the battery capacity is reduced to 3,000mAh.

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The camera is also where you make a compromise as it has a 12MP + 5MP formation while the Key2 had two 12MP shooters at the back. The exclusive report from the source has even leaked dimensions of the device as 150.25 x 71.8 x 8.35 mm. Speculation is rife that the Key2 LE will still set buyers back by C$549.


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