BlackBerry Key2 is finally here as a successor to KeyOne. The Key2 has a smaller upper bezel, backlit navigation buttons and slimmer chassis than its predecessor. The phone sports a 4.5 inches display with a 3:2 aspect ratio, just like KeyOne. The physical keyboard might be the signature of BlackBerry but you will face problems when you want to use symbols such as “{“,”}” or “&” because the screen makes it tough to use a virtual keyboard.

While there are no changes in the screen and size of the phone, the phone has installed the popular dual camera system at the back. There are two 12 megapixel cameras, one has an aperture of f/1.8 and the other one has f/2.6 which provide portrait mode and faster autofocus. The front camera is of 8-megapixel with the ability to capture slow-motion video and 1080p videos at 30 fps. The camera stands in competition with iPhone 8 plus and some other flagships.

Another big advantage is the 3,400mAh battery that can juice your phone for at least 2 days on normal usage.

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The extra shift key has been replaced with “speed” key that allows the users to press two buttons (one being the speed key) and open apps directly. You can customize the keys as per convenience. Spacebar yet doubles for Camera and fingerprint scanner. Now, you can use the entire keyboard as a touchpad as well.

The BlackBerry Key2 runs on Android Oreo out of the box and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor powers it. The RAM is 6GB and comes in two storage variants of 64GB and 128GB. Two colours are available: Black and Gray. The price is set at $649 for 64GB variant.

BlackBerry Key2 is best for those who find the real essence of typing in using a mechanical or physical keyboard. But yet want the features of a present-day smartphone.