The BlackBerry KEY² was announced in China on June 8. However, only the 6GB RAM + 64GB model has been available for purchase. If you have been waiting for the 128GB model, you can now pre-order it on Jingdong (JD.com) before it goes on sale on Monday, 18th of June.
The 128GB BlackBerry KEY² will sell for ¥4499 (~$699), about $78 more than the 64GB model which is priced at ¥3999 (~$621). Nevertheless, these prices are lesser than those of other markets.
The BlackBerry KEY² has a 4.5” screen, a Snapdragon 660 processor, and dual 12MP rear cameras. It also has an 8MP front-facing camera, a 3500mAh battery, and runs Android 8.1 Oreo.
BlackBerry has redesigned the keyboard by making the keys bigger and also including a new key called the Speed Key. The Speed Key is sort of like a function key which launches preset apps when you press it along with another key. BlackBerry says it should make multi-tasking faster.
The phone also has NFC, a USB-C port, a 3.5mm audio jack, and BlackBerry’s DTEK security features. It is available in black and silver.