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BlackBerry Key2 Red Edition is now available in US, complete with steep price

The BlackBerry Key2 Red Edition is $50 more expensive than the standard model, so what else are you getting for the price?

Published onApril 19, 2019

Blackberry KEY2 Red Edition display

The BlackBerry Key2 is one of the few keypad-toting devices out there, but it’s not exactly the most vibrant smartphone. So if you thought the device could use a splash of color, then you might be happy to know that the red variant is now available in the U.S.

TCL announced that the BlackBerry Key2 Red Edition is available from Amazon and Best Buy at a recommended retail price of $699. So what are you getting for $50 extra over the standard model?

Aside from the new color scheme and red earbuds, you’re also getting double the storage (from 64GB to 128GB), but that’s about it. That means you’ve still got the mid-range Snapdragon 660 chipset, 6GB of RAM, 12MP+12MP telephoto rear snappers, and an 8MP front-facing camera.

Much like the standard BlackBerry Key2, you’ve also got a physical keyboard, a convenience key for shortcuts, speed key functionality for quickly launching apps, and quite a few privacy-focused features.

It’s a little disappointing that we don’t have any other major additions, but at least TCL has cut the price by $50 from the originally slated $750 price tag. There are definitely cheaper, more powerful smartphones out there, but this is a no-brainer if you must have a phone with a physical keyboard. You can check out the Amazon and Best Buy store pages via the buttons below.