BlackBerry KEY2 to be unveiled on June 7th

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BlackBerry KEY2 to be unveiled on June 7th
The sequel to the BlackBerry KEYone, the KEY2, will be officially introduced on June 7th. BlackBerry Mobile, the subsidiary used by TCL to sell its licensed BlackBerry branded handsets, released the information via a tweet it disseminated today. The tweet includes a teaser that reads, "An Icon Reborn." The unveiling will take place in New York at 10am on the aforementioned date.

There were hints that the KEY2 would soon be announced. As we told you earlier this week, the handset had received certifications from the Wi-Fi Alliance and the Bluetooth SIG. And earlier today, we passed along some rumored specs for the KEY2. According to the speculation, the device will keep the 4.5-inch screen and 3:2 aspect ratio seen on the original. The phone will reportedly be powered by the Snapdragon 660 mobile platform; the sequel will have 6GB of RAM, twice the amount that came with the first generation KEYone.

The outstanding battery life of the KEYone could be reduced a little on the KEY2. The upgraded chipset is one reason, and a smaller 3360mAh battery (down from 3505mAh) is the second reason. Pictures of the KEY2 seen on Chinese regulator TENAA's website show that the handset will sport a dual camera setup (12MP + 8MP?), unlike the original model. The physical keyboard will have a matte finish instead of the glossy look seen on the KEYone.

While the original model wasn't a huge seller, BlackBerry Mobile considered the phone a success as it was sold in 50 countries and offered by more than 110 carriers last year. It also made our list of the most underrated handsets of 2017.

source: @BBMobile

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