BlackBerry KEYone sequel "Athena" appears on Chinese regulator's site with dual cameras on back

BlackBerry KEYone sequel "Athena" appears on Chinese regulator's site with dual cameras on back
Earlier this month, we showed you some renders allegedly revealing the look of the BlackBerry KEYone sequel codenamed "Athena." At first glance, this phone appears to be very similar to the current model. But a closer look reveals sharper squared-off corners on top, an extra textured button on the side, and a dual-camera setup on back. Today, the "Athena" was spotted on the site of China's telecommunications regulator TENAA. This is the agency, similar to the FCC in the states, that must approve all handsets used in the country.

The TENAA certification includes four pictures of the device that are very close to the renders that we passed along almost three weeks ago. Yes, BlackBerry fans, the KEYone sequel will carry two cameras on back. No, apparently the BlackBerry logo will not appear on the keyboard's space bar.

Back in March, accessory producer Skinami posted images allegedly showing some of the wares it will be selling for the KEYone sequel, which apparently will be called the BlackBerry KEYone 2. The buzz out of China calls for a June release of multiple BlackBerry Mobile devices, made under license by TCL. Those new models could include the KEYone 2. For those who keep track of such things, TENAA says that the "Athena" carries a model number of BBF100-4. The current KEYone is model number BBB100-1.

The original KEYone was considered to be one of the most underrated phones of last year. While it hasn't sold much, BlackBerry Mobile called it a success as it is available in 50 countries and offered by more than 110 carriers.

Check out TENAA's images of the BlackBerry KEYone sequel by clicking on the slideshow below.


source: TENAA via SlashLeaks

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