Brand licensee TCL Communications Speculation is set to launch the BlackBerry KEY2 Lite or the BlackBerry KEY2 LE smartphone. The KEY2 LE, in particular, was leaked in renders fairly recently, and TCL is largely expected to launch it this toned-down version of the KEY2 on August 30 at IFA in Berlin.
The BlackBerry Key2 LE, is expected to be a toned-down version of the BlackBerry KEY2. Leaked renders suggest that the keyboard will be similar to the one seen on the KEYone last year, and will not have the trackpad functionality. It is however, expected to retain the shortcut button on the KEY2.
Leaked specifications suggest that the BlakBerry KEY2 LE will sport a 4.5-inch full-HD+ (1080×1620 pixels) LCD panel, be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, paired with 4GB of RAM. The smartphone will offer 32GB and 64GB of inbuilt storage. The BlackBerry KEY2 LE has been tipped to sport two cameras at the back – one 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary lens. It may pack a 3,000mAh battery, and dimensions of the phone were leaked to be at 150.25×71.8×8.35mm, while the weight was pegged to be at 156 grams.
BlackBerry KEY2 Lite will have the same form factor as the BlackBerry KEY2, and will come in Red, Blue, and Copper colour options. This new variant will presumably see a downgrade in specs, sport a plastic body, and be launched with a cheaper price tag.