The device is fuelled up by 3,500mAh battery power which the company claims can last upto 2-days even with heavy usage. You can also scan your device for potential vulnerabilities and security optimizations. Keyboard surface touch, it allows you to navigate to programs and to control the cursor in the text input field.
For example, holding the Speed Key and pressing the T key can be set to launch Twitter, bypassing the need to launch the app from the phone’s home screen. This might be a new multitasking button, although this is just speculation at this point. The shortcuts are up to the user. Examples of this were shown off during the launch event with the KEY2 able to jump from app to app by typing the first letter of the app’s name. For example, you could make quickly pressing “M” open up Google Maps. Android Central noted that one of the exciting details about the upcoming BlackBerry KEY2 is the fact that it will not join the “notch” bandwagon. If the microphone is triggered by an app, the phone will give a warning – a clear appeal to consumers who may be anxious by stories about virtual assistants like Google’s Alexa eavesdropping on them. Are you paranoid that Facebook is listening to you? It comes preloaded with DTEK by BlackBerry application that removes the complexity of security by providing an “at a glance” security meter.
He said the improved Locker app – a privacy app used to store sensitive information, would prove especially popular.
Imaging is where BlackBerry has really enhanced the KEYone successor as the KEY² comes with a dual 12MP + 12MP sensors at the rear end, the second lens being a telephoto camera which is touted to come with a 4X Optical Superzoom. The KEYone had an “aluminium frame”, and impact-resistant display. It also touts the same 3500mAh battery.
TCL says the BlackBerry Key2 will get more than a full day of battery life. Overall there should be significant performance improvements which will make the phone much more pleasant to use.
What’s different is a minimum of 64 GB of storage space. So the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 is not only a newer chip but one step ahead in terms of specification. Hopefully, that will give the Key2 a nice speed upgrade. Both silver and black options will be available from launch, with 64GB models available initially and a dual-SIM 128GB model coming at a later date. As while smartphones like the KEY2 are not the most spec-heavy handsets now available, the KEY2 specifically is one that offers consumers something a little different to the rest. Thanks for watching All Hands on Tech.