Rumored BlackBerry KEY2 Lite (BBE100-2) is now FCC certified sporting a 2900mAh battery inside
Exactly one week ago today, tipster Evan Blass leaked the image of the BlackBerry KEY2 Lite. Codenamed "Luna," Blass said that the device has the exact same form factor as the BlackBerry KEY2 and will be available in Red, Blue and Copper. He added that the KEY2 Lite will feature a plastic build, making it more affordable than the $650 KEY2, and could be unveiled late next month or in early September at IFA 2018 in Berlin.
Today, the KEY2 Lite took a giant step toward its goal of landing in consumers' hands when the FCC certified the phone. At least one of the variants will have a model number of BBE100-2. This model appeared on Geekbench in May (see the image at the top of this article), powered by the same Snapdragon 660 Mobile Platform found under the hood of the KEY2.
While it also is running on Android 8.1 Oreo, the KEY2 Lite will seemingly launch with 4GB of RAM instead of the 6GB that the regular model sports. The Lite model might not feature the same stellar battery life found in the KEY2; the 3500mAh cell that keeps the lights on for the regular model will be replaced with a 2900mAh cell, according to the FCC documentation.
BlackBerry Mobile was lightly criticized when it unveiled the KEY2 for selling what is essentially a mid-range phone for a hefty price. We expect that the KEY2 Lite will have a price point that makes it more affordable than the KEY2, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.