TCL Alcatel has announced that it will be launching the BlackBerry KEY2 and KEY2 LE in Australia via Amazon Australia’s website starting from today.
The KEY2 and KEY2 LE, which were originally launched mid last year, have been absent from Australian sites but TCL Alcatel has been busy in the background trying to bring these two devices here to Aussie BlackBerry fans.
Sam Skontos, VP and Managing Director for Alcatel Mobile, South East Asia Pacific has said that:
We are thrilled to be able to make the full BlackBerry KEY2 range available to Australian consumers via Amazon. We have listened to consumer feedback and have been working hard behind the scenes to be able to accommodate Aussie BlackBerry fans, providing them with all the options for getting the iconic BlackBerry device that best suits their lifestyle.
We know its not one size fits all solution, the BlackBerry KEY2 range will accommodate the diverse needs of Aussie consumers, and deliver a great experience for everyday communication, with access to all the features, connectivity and applications our customers expect
TCL Alcatel has stated that the Blackberry KEY2 will come in both black and red editions, while the KEY2 will only come in black via Amazon Australia’s website.
|Chipset||Snapdragon 660||Snapdragon 660||Snapdragon 636|
|Expandable Memory||Up to 256 GB||up to 256 GB||up to 256 GB|
|Rear Camera(s)||12MP + 12MP||12MP + 12MP||13MP + 5MP|
It appears the KEY2 models will be running Android 8.1 Oreo at launch in Australia, and it’s not clear whether an update to Android 9 Pie is in the works just yet. The new phones will also come with BlackBerry security suite, known as DTEK, to help keep your device safer from malware and attacks.
All three devices will be available through Amazon’s Australian website from mid next month (June). We will be reviewing the BlackBerry KEY2 in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out for that if you are interested in the new Blackberry.