Blackberry KEY2 confirmed to launch on June 7

Blackberry has confirmed that the BlackBerry KEY2 smartphone will probably be launched on June 7 at 10 AM in New York. The corporate shared the information on Twitter and posted a picture which reads “An Icon Reborn”, beneath which is the time, date and place the place the machine will probably be unveiled. The smartphone would be the successor to the corporate’s beforehand launched BlackBerry KEYone, which incorporates a bodily qwerty keyboard for many who nonetheless need one. The brand new smartphone can be anticipated to come back with a bodily qwerty keyboard and a few upgraded specs over its predecessor.

Lately, a BlackBerry machine with codename Athena was noticed on TENAA, whose official title is unknown and it’s now speculated that it’s the BlackBerry KEY2. The picture signifies that the smartphone will look akin to the Blackberry KEYone (evaluate), with a shiny bodily keyboard and a rubberised rear panel. The machine appears to retain the three:2 show facet ratio however is seen that includes twin cameras on the again. It that is true, it may very well be the primary Blackberry smartphone to sport a twin rear digital camera setup. There’s additionally a 3.5mm port and a USB Sort-C on the backside whereas the Blackberry Comfort Key on the again comes with a metallic texture.

As of now, no {hardware} info is out there in regards to the smartphone and the TENAA renders solely hints at its design. Nonetheless, a smartphone with mannequin quantity QUALCOMM BBF100-1, which is the alleged KEYOne successor, was noticed on GeekBench, the benchmarking app. To recall, the BlackBerry KEYone sported the mannequin quantity BBB100-X, the place X denotes a quantity primarily based the area the place the smartphone is launched and the report says that the brand new surfaced machine with mannequin quantity BBF100-1 is probably its successor “KEYTwo”. As per the itemizing, the alleged BlackBerry KEYOne successor is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC with 6GB of RAM and runs on Android Oreo. The handset scored 1532 in single-core and 4185 in multi-core rating check.

The BlackBerry KEYone was launched again in April 2017. It incorporates a 4.5-inch Full HD IPS show with a 1080 x 1620p decision and is powered by a 2 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset coupled with 4GB RAM. It sports activities 64GB of inside storage, which will be additional expanded as much as 2TB utilizing a microSD card. The KEYone incorporates a 12MP rear digital camera with and comes with an 8MP digital camera for selfies. It’s backed by a 3505mAh battery and runs on Android 7.1 Nougat. It is a twin SIM smartphone, which is a primary for BlackBerry. Connectivity choices on the smartphone embody GPS, hotspot, NFC, WiFi and Bluetooth.

The decrease half of the KEYone’s show sports activities a QWERTY keyboard, with the touchscreen housed on prime. It incorporates a fingerprint sensor on its spacebar, and the KEYboard helps contact enter for scrolling. The smartphone additionally helps quick charging, USB Sort C port and DTEK safety monitoring app.

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