02 August 2018
While we have been hearing a lot about the upcoming smartphone from BlackBerry that was earlier referred to as BlackBerry Key2 Lite that cleared FCC, featuring a battery of 2900 mAh. We have gone through various durability tests of the awaited smartphone. To capture a wider market, the manufacturer of the BlackBerry smartphones, TCL, apparently seems to be looking forward to considering launching a ‘lite’ version of the BlackBerry Key2 with a lower price tag to boost the overall sales.
Earlier the phone was expected to have a name as BlackBerry KEY2 Lite, though the recent FCC listing suggests a different name i.e KEY LE. This variant is listed as the model number BBE 100-5 while the earlier two versions were BBE 100-1 and BBE 100-2.
Currently, there is not much information regarding these different models and what makes them unique in their own space, though different storage capacities might be one of the differentiators. Besides minor differences like these, overall specifications are expected to be the same which suggests that all these models would offer 2,900 mAh battery and would be shipped with Android 8.1 Oreo when it comes out of the box. Talking about the lite version, it is also expected to pack the same Snapdragon 660 processor as other models besides having a lower price tag.
Talking about the price tag, we don’t yet have any information, though it's expected that they would be curtained off in IFA 2018 that will take place next month in Berlin. This means that the phone could be released in the upcoming September timespan.
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