31 May 2019
Blackberry has announced the BlackBerry KEY2 in Atomic red at the Mobile World Congress 2019 event. The BlackBerry KEY2 Red Edition will see release in select markets across Europe, the Middle East, North America, and Asia.
The BlackBerry KEY2 Red Edition is powered by Android and supports popular features like Google Lens and Google Pay, and comes with Google Assistant profile in the Convenience Key, which makes it easier than ever to manage tasks, make phone calls, send a message or control your home IoT devices. The phone has a dual 12 MP rear cameras, 8MP front camera, and Speed Key. The device has 6GB of memory and 128GB of storage. It has 4.5-inch 1080 x 1620 display and is powered by a Snapdragon 660 processor. The phone has an FM radio, a 3.5mm audio jack, a fingerprint sensor, and packs a 3,500mAh battery. The limited Red Edition comes with a Hub+ software refresh which includes a new Action bar at the bottom of the Hub+ applications.
“We always appreciate the opportunity to respond to our customers when they ask for an exclusive device variant – which is why we offered the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition – and now we can respond again with the BlackBerry KEY2 Red Edition which offers a fresh take on our award-winning BlackBerry KEY2 smartphone”, said Francois Mahieu, Global Managing Director for BlackBerry Mobile at TCL Communication. “With added styling and increased memory, this limited edition BlackBerry-branded smartphone offers a distinct experience while putting a premium on reliability, productivity, and security”.
Speaking about the announcement, Alex Thurber, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mobility Solutions at BlackBerry stated, “In today's hyperconnected world, people need devices that they can trust for security and data privacy. With a hardened Android operating system and software that alerts you when apps access your data, the BlackBerry KEY2 Red Edition is a stylish workhorse built with the highest security standards in mind.”
BlackBerry KEY2 Red Edition will be available in select markets across Europe, North America, Middle East, and Asia starting at £699/$749/€779. The phone will also be launching a special edition set of red BlackBerry-branded earbuds. The BlackBerry KEY2 Red Edition is now available for pre-order across Europe on the official BlackBerry Mobile online store.