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Qualcomm Snapdragon 636-powered BlackBerry KEY2 LE now available for pre-order in the US

BlackBerry KEY2 LE Android handset hits the US
BlackBerry KEY2 LE
The US market will not get the Atomic Red color option, but those interested will be able to order the BlackBerry KEY2 LE in Slate and Champagne. This Snapdragon 636-powered handset with a physical keyboard and a 4.5-inch 2K display can be acquired via Amazon for an almost reasonable US$450.

If the US$650 price tag of the regular BlackBerry KEY2 is too much for your budget, the LE variant might just be what you were looking for. Now available for pre-order in the US via Amazon, this Android handset with a physical keyboard is US$200 cheaper but it still provides a physical keyboard and a dual camera setup on the back.

The BlackBerry KEY2 LE has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor under the hood, next to a 13 MP + 5 MP main camera setup, 4 GB of memory, 64 GB internal storage, a 4.5-inch 2K display, and a 3,000 mAh battery with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. In terms of connectivity, there is NFC and all the usual stuff for a mid-range Android handset, such as WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, GPS, and so on.

The only problem is that the red color option is not available for the US market yet, so those who want to place their orders already should choose between gray and gold. Would you wait for the Atomic Red flavor? I would patiently wait for a Navy Blue variant even for a few months, but I don't think that BlackBerry will make this color available for the KEY2 LE anytime soon.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-10- 2 (Update: 2018-10- 2)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.