BlackBerry KEY2 Launch Teased for June 7

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The Key 2 is the successor to 2017's Blackberry KEYone, a premium Android device accompanied by company's signature QWERTY keyboard. As per the images available on the TENAA site, the smartphone will have a complete rubberised, textured panel on the back. The phone has already passed through the certification process of both WiFi Alliance and Bluetooth SIG. All the three variants will come with Bluetooth connectivity.

The BlackBerry BBG100-1 runs Android 8.1 Oreo. Codenamed Athena, it's rumored to be called BlackBerry KEY2.

In truth BlackBerry has been attempting to revive its traditional-looking, physical keyboard phones to compete with Samsung, Apple, Google and the rest for years now - remember the 2014 BlackBerry Classic? let's hope they can get it just a little bit more right this time around. The phone is also said to switching to the dual camera configuration. The phone could be powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 660 chipset with 6GB RAM and internal storage of 64GB. But occasionally we get a phone that's not afraid to play by its own rules, and that's very much what we saw previous year with the BlackBerry KEYone. There are speculations that KEY2 will support 4G LTE and dual-SIM support.

The BlackBerry KEY2 is expected to feature a QWERTY keyboard with gestures as well as a multitouch-supported display which is expected to come with 3:2 aspect ratio. On the top, the smartphone could have a 3.5mm audio jack, while its bottom might have a USB Type-C port.

There is no rumour about the pricing of the phone but we can expect it to cost higher than KEYone. On the camera front, KEY2 comes with a 12MP rear camera with a f/2.0 aperture and 8MP selfie camera.