Blackberry KEY2 With Snapdragon 660 SoC to Launch on June 7

Blackberry will unveil its next smartphone, the Blackberry Key2 on June 7. The Key 2 is the successor to 2017’s Blackberry KEYone, a premium Android device accompanied by company’s signature QWERTY keyboard. Blackberry Mobile made this announcement on its official Twitter account by posting an image that reads “An Icon Reborn”. The image also shows the launch date of KEY2, which is June 7, 2018. The phone will be announced in New York at 10 AM ET. The branding of KEY2 is pretty interesting, with new Blackberry KEY2 logo with a numeral “2” rather than two spelled out, like the company did with KEYone.

blackberry-key2-launch

Though there’s no official word on the KEY2 specs, the smartphone will essentially retain the design of older KEYone with iconic QWERTY keyboard. The device will also upgrade to more powerful Snapdragon 660 mobile platform and as well boost the RAM to 6GB. The phone is also said to switching to the dual camera configuration.

A Blackberry phone believed to be KEY2 also appeared on Chinese regulator TENAA’s website. The TENAA listing shows the pictures of the upcoming device. From the looks of it, the Key2 will retain the physical keyboard of the KEYone. The rear features the dual camera configuration with sensors aligned horizontally along with a LED flash.

TENAA also posted the potential specifications of the smartphone. The KEY2 with model number BBF100-4 is made by Huizhou TCL Mobile Communications Co. Ltd. The phone sports 4.5-inch display with a 3:2 aspect ratio, featuring a resolution of 1620 x 1080 pixels.

Under the hood, Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 660 chipset replaces the Snapdragon 625 seen in last year’s Blackberry KEYone. The CPU is paired with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The storage can further be expanded up to 128GB via microSD card.

Moving to cameras, the KEY2 is adorned by dual camera setup on the rear comprising of a main 12MP sensor and secondary 8MP sensor. In addition, the device is said to sport 8MP selfie camera. Fueled by a 3,360mAh battery, the Key2 is expected to run Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. The pricing and availability of Blackberry KEY2 remain unclear at this point, but more information is expected as the launch date closes in.

Read more on:

Chakri is a go-to guy for your next smartphone recommendation. Back in his engineering days, he used to play with smartphones by installing custom ROMs and that passion got him into the tech industry. He still goes nuts about a smartphone knocking his door for review. Currently managing everything at Telecom Talk, Chakri is trying to master PUBG Mobile in his free time.

1
Leave a Reply

avatar
Photo and Image Files
 
 
 
1 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
1 Comment authors
Pritam Das Recent comment authors
newest oldest most voted
Pritam Das
Pritam Das

This is actually a good strategy. Now bring the price down to 30k, considering its BB and their so called security system still has takers, I guess it will sell.

Recent Posts

Rs 299 Prepaid Plan by Airtel, Jio and Vodafone Compared: Similar Pricing But Entirely Different Benefits

The prepaid tariff sheet of almost all the telecom operators looks exactly the same because of the fierce competition in...

Reliance JioFiber: Trial Customers Will Migrate to New Plans by Month End

Before Reliance Jio announced the plans and pricing of its JioFiber service in the first week of September, the telecom...

Vivo Nex 3 5G With 64MP Rear Camera, 99.6% Screen-to-Body Ratio Officially Launched

Chinese smartphone brand, Vivo, today officially launched the Nex 3 5G alongside a 4G variant of the Nex 3. The...