Check out the invitation for the BlackBerry KEY2's unveiling in China on June 8th

Check out the invitation for the BlackBerry KEY2's unveiling in China on June 8th
BlackBerry Mobile's verified Weibo account reveals images of the invitation sent out in China for the unveiling of the BlackBerry KEY2. The eagerly-awaited sequel to the BlackBerry KEYone will make its first appearance at an event in New York City on June 7th. The next morning in China, the phone will be unveiled again for that market. Even taking the time difference into account, it doesn't appear that the events will be held simultaneously.

The BlackBerry KEYone was known for its physical QWERTY keyboard, and its outstanding battery life. While the keyboard on the sequel appears to have slightly larger keys with a matte finish and a mystery key, the battery life might not be as good. That is due to the more powerful Snapdragon 660 Mobile Platform expected to be under the hood, and the smaller capacity 3360mAh battery that supposedly will power the sequel.

The KEY2 will apparently be the first 'Berry to sport a dual camera setup, and it will reportedly carry 6GB of RAM. The display is believed to remain a 4.5-inch LCD panel with a 1080 x 1620 resolution. That works out to an aspect ratio of 3:2.

Check out images of the invitation direction from the TCL division responsible for its BlackBerry phones. Simply check out the image at the top of this article, and also click on the slideshow below.

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KEY2
  • Display 4.5" 1080 x 1620 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh

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9 Comments

1. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Ah, I see... Good. Anyhow, fingers crossed for the rumored 'upcoming' Blackberry that runs BB10 OS, has a Snapdragon 450 and is supposed to be affordable and 'very' secure. Blackberry 10 might be dead and all but... It'd do great as a 'dumb phone' OS, eh? G'Day!

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 22072; Member since: May 28, 2014

The KEY2 will be one of the best smartphones released this year, IMO. Can’t wait for its release.

6. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

June 7th couldn't come earlier! I'm hyped!

3. fyah_king unregistered

I need one with no physical keyboard.

4. Subie

Posts: 2364; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

TCL makes the Blackberry Motion for that.

5. ZanrZij

Posts: 35; Member since: Nov 23, 2013

4.5" and 72.4mm width now too small with Android now. 5" bezeless would be better

7. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Please, make it ip67/68 rated, pleaseeee

8. Venom

Posts: 3574; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I think the KeyONE successor will be a decent device, but it being the best is highly subjective.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22072; Member since: May 28, 2014

Definitely will be one of the best smartphones released this year, like the KEYᵒⁿᵉ was last year.

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