TCL just announced its new BlackBerry Key2 Smartphone that comes with a physical keyboard, desperately hoping that there are still fans out there.
In a world where touchscreen and virtual keyboard have taken over, ever since Apple started dominating with the iPhone, BlackBerry still hopes that the physical QWERTY still have fans or will make a come back.
The TCL BlackBerry Key2 comes equipped with a 4.5-inch Gorilla Glass display with a 1620 x 1080 pixel resolution. It has a backlit physical touch sensitive keyboard which can also be used as a touchpad. The physical keyboard also comes with a built-in fingerprint sensor as well.
TCL also noted that the BlackBerry Key2 is actually an update to the BlackBerry KeyOne with a much faster processor, more memory and dual cameras.
It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor with 6GB of RAM. The phone is available in both 64GB and 128GB options plus a microSD card slot for expansion.
There’s a dual camera setup on the back which includes two 12MP sensors and an 8MP sensor on the front. The rear camera setup comes with the 4K video recording at 30 fps while the front-facing camera supports HD recording at 30fps.
The Key2 runs on Android operating system, but comes with BlackBerry’s security and communication applications. The BlackBerry Key2 is expected to go up for pre-order later this month on selected markets, however chances are it will show up on Amazon right afterwards.
BlackBerry Key2 will be available in Black and Silver on most markets this July and will cost approximately $649 to own.