TCL announced the BlackBerry Key2 will go on sale on July 13 in the United States and will retail for $649.99. Before it is available for purchase, customers can preorder the device through Amazon and Best Buy beginning June 29.
Though the BlackBerry Key2 isn’t a high-end flagship, its $650 price suggest it is. Strangely, the KeyOne retailed for $100 less at $550. That put it in the same range as OnePlus and other mid-range Android flagships, but the price increase puts it closer to the iPhone and Galaxy S9s of the world, which is a much harder battle to win.
Among the major upgrades TCL made with the Key2 is a refined keyboard and updated specs. It’s also 20-percent bigger and designed without the glossy finish of its predecessor, instead going with a matte finish that looks more stylish. TCL also threw in an all-black color option that looks quite stealthy.
The BlackBerry Key2 will be unlocked though TCL has said it is built to support GSM networks.