The BlackBerry KEY2 features a 4.5-inch IPS LCD display that has a resolution of 1620 x 1080 pixels.
The phone-maker also says, "From a hardened operating system to BlackBerry's proprietary technique for establishing a hardware root of trust adding security keys to the processor, the BlackBerry KEY2 is the most secure Android smartphone".
The KEY2 also introduced the new Speed Key - a shortcut key that gives users instant access to the apps, contact and functions they use the most. "We design them for security from the inside out and we're proud to partner with TCL Communication on the launch of their all-new BlackBerry KEY2", BlackBerry Mobility Solution SVP and GM Alex Thurber said.
The front-facing camera, meanwhile, is a rather average affair at only 8MP. There is a 3,500mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0 under the hood.
BlackBerry KEY2 is wrapped in Corning's Gorilla Glass with the textured back panel in two colour options of black and silver.
BlackBerry devices have always been about getting things done efficiently, but not necessarily about being the most powerful devices around.
Such features help make KEY2 "the most secure Android product in the market today", Alain Lejeune, president of TCL's BlackBerry Mobile unit, said before Thursday's product launch in NY.
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It comes with a choice of 64GB or 128GB of storage which can be expanded via microSD up to 256GB. The BlackBerry Key2 is expected to be rolled out more widely in the month of July.
The model replaces the KEYone, which was well-received at its launch a year ago, and suggested there was a following who wanted the keyboard, as well as the security and battery life associated with the brand.
The new dual main camera (12 + 12 MP) supports recording video in 4K (30 fps).
With the revival of the BlackBerry brand as a Android phone, market share has started creeping back up, reaching three per cent in Canada a year ago, according to comScore.
Being a successor to the KEYOne, the BlackBerry KEY2 does look similar to its predecessor.
Connectivity wise, the device has GPS/A-GPS, Proximity, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, fingerprint sensor mounted on the Space Bar.
TCL has kept the battery life of the BlackBerry Key2 same as it is in the KeyOne.
BlackBerry KEY2 price starts at $649 (Rs. 43,520 approx.) in the USA and €649 (Rs. 51,200 approx.) in Europe.