(UPDATE: Pricing confirmed) BlackBerry KEY2 spec sheet confirms Snapdragon 660 and more
Ahead of tomorrow’s official debut, and just a couple of days after Evan Blass revealed complete renders of the BlackBerry KEY2, the notorious tipster is back, this time with an extremely detailed spec sheet akin to last month’s HTC U12+ leak.
Starting off with perhaps the most interesting details, a significantly improved processor is included in this year’s BlackBerry KEY2. Specifically, the KEYone's Snapdragon 625 has been swapped out for an octa-core Snapdragon 660. This itself has then been coupled with a very respectable 6GB of RAM alongside the choice of either 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. Furthermore, if this still isn’t enough, a microSD card slot also makes a return.
original KEYone. Also, on to the topic of cameras, an 8-megapixel selfie sensor is featured up front, while the rear of the BlackBerry KEY2 sees a rather impressive improvement. Gone is last year’s 12-megapixel, f/2.0 lens and in its place is an all-new dual-camera setup comprised of a main 12-megapixel sensor that features an improved f/1.8 aperture and a secondary 12-megapixel, f/2.6 camera. Together, these are capable of 4K video recording at 30 frames-per-second and are coupled with a dual-tone LED flash.Moving on to the slightly more external aspects of the device, a 4.5-inch display complete with a 1620 x 1080p resolution and a 3:2 aspect ratio will once again be present alongside the physical QWERTY keyboard. Speaking of which, this integrates a fingerprint scanner into the space bar, much like the
On additional notes, the BlackBerry KEY2 ships with Android 8.1 Oreo straight out of the box and boasts a large 3,500mAh battery that supports Quick Charge 3.0. Furthermore, a USB Type-C connector is present along with Bluetooth 5.0. Lastly, those hoping for a 3.5mm headphone jack are in luck, with the connector present on the top of the smartphone.
UPDATE: In a separate tweet, Evan Blass has confirmed that the BlackBerry KEY2 go on sale for $649 over in the US. Additionally, European customers will have to fork out €649 for the device, while in the UK and Canada the smartphone will cost £579 and $829 CAD respectively
source: Evan Blass (Twitter)