BlackBerry KEY2 available in the UAE later this month for 2,399 AED

Pre-order available now from Axiom, Jumbo, and Souq

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BlackBerry KEY2 available in the UAE later this month for 2,399 AED

TCL launched the BlackBerry KEY2 yesterday at events in New York and China, featuring an iconic BlackBerry physical keyboard and a lot of upgrades from the BlackBerry KEYone.

Users in the UAE wanting the Android-powered device with a physical keyboard, will be pleased to know that the device will begin shipping in the UAE later this month for 2,399 and 2,699 AED.

Users can pre-order the BlackBerry KEY2 in both 64GB and 128GB variants. The 64GB BlackBerry KEY2 is available in silver and black, while only the the Black 128Gb model is available to pre-order. All devices are Dual-Sim. We have no idea why the Black 64Gb model is not currently available. While the BlackBerry KEY2 Silver with 64GB, costs AED 2399, the 128GB BlackBerry KEY2 Black costs AED 2,699. Both prices are inclusive of VAT.

Interestingly, that is only AED 300 of a difference, which is around £62 and $82 USD. Considering this is for the 128GB model AND dual-sim, it will be interesting to see if these prices translate here in the UK.

Currently, you can pre-order from Axiom, Jumbo, and Souq. Axiom and Souq state availability from Saturday 30th June and 1st July, respectively.

Running the latest Android 8.1 Oreo operating system, the BlackBerry KEY2 is the first ever BlackBerry smartphone to feature a dual-rear camera. It also includes the introduction of Speed Key, a universal shortcut key that now makes it possible to instantly access the apps, contacts and functions you use most from anywhere on your device at any time.

BlackBerry Key2 Specs

Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo
Display 4.5-inch, 1620×1080
IPS LCD
434ppi
3:2 aspect ratio
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
Octa-Core 2.2 GHz x 4 + 1.8GHz x 4
Adreno 512 GPU
RAM 6GB
Storage 64GB (Black and Silver)
128GB (Black)
Expandable microSD up to 256GB
Rear Camera Dual Camera 12M (1.28um, F1.8) + 12M (1.0um, F2.6) with Dual Tone LED Flash
HDR, 4K video recording at 30 fps
Scan, Private Capture
Front Camera 8MP Fixed Focus
Selfie flash
1080p/30 video
Battery 3500 mAh non-removable
Charging USB-C
Compatible with USB Power Delivery 2.0 v1.2 & 9V2A 18W Quick Charge 3.0 Chargers
Water resistance No
Headphone jack Yes
Security DTEK security suite
FIPS 140-2 Full Disk Encryption
Android For Work, Google Play for Work
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 5GHz, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, NFC
GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, OTDOA
FM Radio, 4G Mobile Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, USB OTG
BBF100-1 – EU, Africa, AU, Japan LTE Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/19/20/26/28/32
TD-LTE Band 38/39/40/41
BBF100-2 – Canada, US, LATAM LTE Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/14/17/20/28/29/30/66
TD-LTE Band 38/39/40/41
BBF100-4 – China LTE Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/20/26/28
TD-LTE Band 34/38/39/40/41
CDMA Band BC0
BBF100-6 (Dual SIM version) – ME, APAC, India, Indo LTE Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/19/20/26/28/32
TD-LTE Band 38/39/40/41
Dimensions 151.4mm x 71.8mm x 8.5mm
Weight 168g

 

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