BlackBerry KEY2 may boast 6GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 660
Starting off with power, TCL Communication looks set to include a more powerful chip. Specifically, the octa-core Snapdragon 660 replaces the Snapdragon 625 seen in last year’s BlackBerry KEYOne. Furthermore, the new processor is coupled with 6GB of RAM and a respectable 64GB of internal storage, although this will be expandable via microSD cards of up to 2TB of storage.
Moving on to the outside of the device, the rear of the smartphone is said to be adorned by a new dual-camera setup comprised of a main 12-megapixel sensor and a secondary 8-megapixel lens. In addition, the new BlackBerry device is said to boast an 8-megapixel selfie camera. Also up front is understood to be a 4.5-inch display with a 3:2 aspect ratio. This matches the display seen on last year’s KEYOne which featured a resolution of 1080 x 1620 pixels. The sleeker design on this year’s variant, unfortunately, does seem to have forced TCL Communication to reduce the size of the battery, which now sits at 3,360mAh as opposed to 3,505mAh.
In any case, notable visual improvements to the BlackBerry KEY2 include a refined physical keyboard that now boasts a matte finish instead of the glossy one seen last year and a darker look overall, similar to that of the Black Edition BlackBerry KEYOne. In terms of pricing and availability, the KEY2 is expected to start at around $550, with an announcement likely to take place in June.