Yes, the brand is still alive and well
Ahead of its launch today, leakster Evan Blass spilled all the details on the upcoming BlackBerry Key2 in a series of Tweets—from official press renders, specs, to pricing. The Key2 retains the form factor of the KeyOne, and sports a sleeker back with a carbon fiber-like texture, along with dual 12-megapixel rear cameras.
As for the front, the spacebar now doubles as a fingerprint scanner, and you have a 4.5-inch Full HD display paired with a QWERTY keyboard.
BlackBerry KEY2 specs
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor
- Qualcomm Adreno 512 GPU
- 6GB RAM
- 4.5-inch Full HD IPS display, 1620 x 1080 resolution, 3:2 aspect ratio, 433 PPI, Gorilla Glass 3
- 64GB/128GB expandable storage, up to 2TB via microSD
- 12-megapixel f/1.8 primary rear camera with 1.28um pixels, Dual PDAF, HDR, 4K30 recording, dual-tone LED flash
- 12-megapixel f/2.6 secondary rear camera with 1.0um pixels and PDAF
- 8-megapixel front camera, f/2.2, fixed focus, wide angle, 1080p video at 30 fps
- Integrated fingerprint sensor, smart keyboard, USB Type-C port, BlackBerry security suite
- 3G, LTE
- WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, NFC
- 3500mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0
- Android 8.1 Oreo
As for pricing, it’s gonna be hefty: According to Blass, the Key2 will have a US price of $649(~Php 34.1k). The Key2 is expected to launch in New York on June 7.