23 August 2018
BlackBerry took wraps off the KEY2 earlier this year which is a smartphone with physical keyboard and successor to last year's KEYone. It comes with a number of improvements and obviously a price increase which seems to be the reason BlackBerry is working on a lighter variant as well. It is said to be known as the KEY2 LE and has now appeared in a leak revealing a render and detailed specifications.
In terms of design and appearance, the BlackBerry KEY2 LE look quite similar to the main variant but with a keyboard design matching the predecessor KEYone. The lighter version will bring fingerprint scanner integration with the spacebar key and the newly introduced shortcut key. But it will not bring the trackpad functionality which is present in the standard offering.
As for specifications, the KEY2 LE sports the same 4.5-inch Full HD LCD display with 1620 x 1080 pixels resolution. There is said to be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. It will offer 32GB and 64GB storage options with, presumably, support for microSD cards.
There is a 13-megapixel rear camera accompanying the 5-megapixel front camera. The whole package is powered by a 3000mAh battery and it should be running at least Android 8.0 Oreo.
The report does not mention anything about the release date or the pricing but we surely know that it will be quite affordable than the KEY2. We will keep you updated as more information will appear.