Guwahati, July 23: Leading Indian telecom enterprise and BlackBerry brand licensee Optiemus Infracom Limited, unveiled the newest keyboard-based handset for the India market, the BlackBerry® KEY2 on Monday.
Optiemus Infracom is manufacturing the BlackBerry KEY2 for Indian customers locally at its world-class facility at Noida, further strengthening the company’s support of the ‘Make-in-India’ initiative. Sporting the latest Android™ 8.1 Oreo Operating System and an impressive camera, the BlackBerry KEY2 is a powerful Smartphone built for people who demand a more private, more secure, and safer experience and next-level productivity. The device boasts the best of BlackBerry’s software and security, underlining Optiemus Infracom’s commitment to deliver high-quality Smartphone that offer ultimate productivity to customers in the country.
The all-new BlackBerry KEY2 now introduces Speed Key, a universal shortcut key that makes it possible to instantly access apps, contacts and functions that are used the most by a user from anywhere on the device. It is also the first BlackBerry Smartphone to feature a dual-rear camera.
Designed with both aesthetics and functionality in mind, the BlackBerry KEY2 is housed in a sturdy and sleek aluminium frame with a soft textured back for extra grip and comfort. It has a 4.5-inch touch display featuring impact and scratch resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 offering the best in resilience and durability. The keyboard has been shaped to make typing effortless, and includes in-keyboard fingerprint sensor with updated mechanics for an improved tactile response and convenient user experience.
The KEY2 comes with the legendary security features that BlackBerry is known for, including the pre-loaded DTEK™ by BlackBerry app. This enables users to automatically view how apps may be accessing personal data and manage permissions appropriately. Another pre-loaded app, Locker, is all about personal privacy control. This can only be accessed through fingerprint or password, helping store and protect sensitive user data, apps and content such as photos and downloaded files.
The BlackBerry KEY2 is powered by a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 660, Kryo260Octa-Core2.2 GHz x 4 + 1.8GHz x 4, 64-bitand 6GB RAM+ 64GB ROM expandable upto 256 GB, to give users a smooth and seamless user experience. The 3500 mAh battery gives the user power for approximately 25+ hours mixed use. The Quick Charge™ 3.0lets users charge the BlackBerry KEY2 upto 50% in 40 minutes* and new Smart Battery Experience learns from daily charging habits, then recommends when to charge so you have enough battery life to make it through that next meeting, flight or event.
The BlackBerry KEY2 runs on the latest Android™ 8.1 Oreo– giving users access to the entire Google Play™ store and apps. It comes loaded with BlackBerry® Hub, a unified messaging inbox which combines all emails, texts and messages from social media accounts in one place. Another benefit of BlackBerry Hub is the ability to manage multiple email accounts without switching between apps, with support for Gmail™, Yahoo!® Mail, Microsoft® Outlook®, Microsoft® Exchange accounts, and many other email providers.