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Blackberry KEY2 (Athena) Price, Launch Date

Expected Price: Rs. 43,590
Release Date: Sep 19, 2018 (Expected)
Variant: 6 GB RAM / 64 GB internal storage
Phone Status: Upcoming phone

Blackberry KEY2 (Athena) details

Buy For
  • Excellent performance
  • Good cameras
  • Ample amount of storage
Beware of
  • Average battery backup
Verdict

The Blackberry Athena is a nice smartphone, which comes with a good set of cameras that can capture quality videos as well as can record high-definition videos. The ample amount of storage allows you to store a lot of data and media files. Moreover, an excellent configuration is present under the hood that offers a great performance even while multitasking. Though, the battery backup is not good enough, the inclusion of quick charging makes up for it. Overall, if the budget is not a major concern, you can go for the Blackberry Athena.

The excellence of Blackberry
Display and Design

The Blackberry Athena comes with a 4.5-inch IPS LCD display, which exhibits a whopping pixel density of 433 PPI. It is the result of an extraordinary 1,080 x 1,620 pixels of screen resolution. A fingerprint scanner is present at the side of the device. The device is available in two colour options, namely Black and Silver.

Performance

Acting as the brain of the system, two Kryo 260 quad-core processors having 2.2GHz and 1.8GHz clock speeds are present. The processors are coupled with a 6GB RAM in order to deliver a quality performance. Adding to these, an Adreno 512 GPU takes care of the graphical requirements of the system. The entire configuration is seated on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 MSM8956 chipset.

Camera and Storage

The Blackberry Athena is armed with a dual primary camera setup of 12MP resolution each. You can capture quality images and can also record high definition videos. Moreover, an 8MP front camera is provided to satisfy your selfie love. As for the storage, a 64GB inbuilt storage is present, which can be increased up to 256GB by using a memory card.

Battery and Connectivity

The Blackberry Athena gets its required power from a 3,500mAh Li-ion battery which is not enough to provide a backup for a single day. However, the battery supports quick-charging so that you can refill your smartphone at a lightning fast speed. In terms of connectivity, the device offers a wide range of options such as 4G with-VoLTE, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, USB type-C, Wi-Fi and mobile hotspot.
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Blackberry KEY2 (Athena) price in india

Blackberry KEY2 (Athena) price in India is expected to be Rs. 43,590. Blackberry KEY2 (Athena) Expected to be launched on Sep 19, 2018. This is 6 GB RAM / 64 GB internal storage variant of Blackberry which is expected to available in Black, Silver colour.
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Key Specs See Full Specs
Android v8.1 (Oreo)
  • Performance
  • Display
  • Camera
  • Battery
  • Supports Indian bands
  • VoLTE
  • 64 GB + 256 GB Expandable
  • Dual SIM: Nano + Nano (Hybr...
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Gorilla Glass 3
  • USB OTG Support
  • FM Radio
Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • Fast CPU performance
  • AI capabilities
  • 4k video recording and playback capabilities
  • Smooth graphics
  • Qualcomm Quick Charge support
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Blackberry KEY2 (Athena) Specifications

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General
Launch Date September 19, 2018 (Expected)
Brand Blackberry
Model Athena
Operating System Android v8.1 (Oreo)
SIM Slot(s)
Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
SIM Size
SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)
Network 4G: Available (supports Indian bands)
3G: Available, 2G: Available
Fingerprint Sensor
yes
Quick Charging
yes
Design
Height 151.4 mm
Width 71.8 mm
Thickness 8.5 mm
Very Good
Thickness compared to
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8.5 mm
Average in group
7.9 mm
Best in this group
5.1 mm
Group: 35 - 53 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Weight 168 grams
Average
Weight compared to
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168 grams
Average in group
165 grams
Best in this group
112 grams
Group: 35 - 53 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Colours Black, Silver
Display
Good
Display compared to
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This Device
67%
Average in group
76%
Best in this group
94%
Group: 35 - 53 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Screen Size
4.5 inches (11.43 cm)
Screen Resolution
1080 x 1620 pixels
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Pixel Density
433 ppi
Best in Class
Pixel Density compared to
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433 ppi
Average in group
537 ppi
Best in this group
745 ppi
Group: 35 - 53 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Display Type
IPS LCD
Screen Protection
Corning Gorilla Glass v3
Touch Screen yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Screen to Body Ratio
55.57 %
Performance
Excellent
Performance compared to
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88%
Average in group
79%
Best in this group
99%
Group: 35 - 53 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 MSM8956
Processor
Octa core (2.2 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260)
Very Good
Processor compared to
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This Device
Quad core, 2.2 GHz, Kryo 260 + Quad core, 1.8 GHz Kryo 260, Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 660
Average in group
Quad core, 1.95 GHz, Cortex A72 + Quad core, 1.44 GHz Cortex A53, Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8976 Pro Snapdragon 653
Best in this group
Quad core, 2.8 GHz, Kryo 385 + Quad core, 1.8 GHz Kryo 385, Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon
Group: 35 - 53 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Architecture
64 bit
Graphics
Adreno 512
RAM
6 GB
Best in Class
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6 GB
Average in group
4 GB
Best in this group
8 GB
Group: 35 - 53 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Storage
Best in Class
Storage compared to
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99%
Average in group
99%
Best in this group
99%
Group: 35 - 53 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Internal Memory
64 GB
Best in Class
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64 GB
Average in group
64 GB
Best in this group
256 GB
Group: 35 - 53 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Expandable Memory
yes Up to 256 GB
USB OTG Support
yes
Camera
Very Good
Rear Camera compared to
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73%
Average in group
72%
Best in this group
92%
Group: 35 - 53 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Main Camera
Resolution 12 MP + 12 MP Dual Primary Cameras
Very Good
Main Camera compared to
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12 MP
Average in group
13 MP
Best in this group
23 MP
Group: 35 - 53 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Autofocus yes Phase Detection autofocus
Physical Aperture F1.8
Flash yes Dual-color LED Flash
Image Resolution 4000 x 3000 Pixels
Settings Exposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting Modes Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera Features Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Video Recording 3840x2160 @ 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution 8 MP Front Camera
Very Good
Front Camera compared to
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8 MP
Average in group
8 MP
Best in this group
25 MP
Group: 35 - 53 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Flash yes Screen flash
Camera Features Fixed Focus
Video Recording 1920x1080 @ 30 fps
Battery
Very Good
Battery compared to
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77%
Average in group
72%
Best in this group
99%
Group: 35 - 53 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Capacity
3500 mAh
Type Li-ion
User Replaceable
no  No
Quick Charging
yes Quick, v3.0
Network & Connectivity
SIM Size
SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)
Network Support
4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
VoLTE
yes
SIM 1
4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 850(band 26)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
SIM 2
4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 850(band 26)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
Wi-Fi yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
Wi-Fi Features
Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth
yes v5.0
GPS
yes with A-GPS, Glonass
NFC
yes
USB Connectivity Mass storage device, USB charging
USB Type-C
yes (Doesn't support micro-USB)
Multimedia
FM Radio
yes
Loudspeaker yes
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Special Features
Fingerprint Sensor
yes
Other Sensors
Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope
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