A new, cheaper BlackBerry has arrived.
TCL — the Chinese electronics company that manufactures BlackBerry phones, announced on Thursday the BlackBerry Key2 LE — a $400 version of the high-end BlackBerry Key2 it announced earlier this summer.
The new device is almost identical to the BlackBerry Key2, with a few key differences: a lightweight frame, decreased battery life, and a slightly less powerful camera.
Here’s what it’s like.
There are a few key reasons that the BlackBerry Key2 LE is a budget version of the BlackBerry Key2. For one, it comes with less starting storage than the BlackBerry Key2.
The BlackBerry Key2 LE comes in two versions — 32 GB and 64 GB — with up to 256 GB of expandable storage.
The BlackBerry Key2 comes with more starting storage — 64 GB or 128 GB — but has the same amount of expandable storage.
Like its more expensive sister phone, the BlackBerry Key2 LE has a dual rear camera — but it has slightly lower specs.
The BlackBerry Key2 LE has both a 13 megapixel and a 5 megapixel lens on the back of the phone, and an 8 megapixel selfie camera.
The BlackBerry Key2 has two 12 megapixel rear lenses and also has an 8 megapixel selfie camera.