Specs for BlackBerry KEYone sequel (BBF100-1) discovered on manufacturer's documents?

Specs for BlackBerry KEYone sequel (BBF100-1) discovered on manufacturer's documents?
The BlackBerry KEYone appears to be the most successful new BlackBerry model in some time. It certainly has everything that a BlackBerry user would hope for in a phone, including a well designed physical QWERTY keyboard featuring a fingerprint scanner embedded in the space bar. Thanks to a power sipping Snapdragon 625 chipset and a 3505mAh battery, the KEYone offers long-lasting battery life that will keep the phone running without requiring that mid-afternoon pick-me-up.

So how do you follow up on a handset that has caught the imagination of the public like the BlackBerry KEYone has? Simple. You create a sequel. And according to a User Agent profile found in a TCL document, a follow-up to the KEYone (perhaps the KEYtwo?) is being prepped. With a model number of BBF100-1, the BlackBerry KEYone sequel follows the original KEYone (BBB100-1) and the all touch BlackBerry Motion (BBD100-1).

The UAprof reveals that the KEYone sequel will be powered by the Snapdragon 660 chipset, which is equipped with an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 512 GPU. While the size of the screen is unknown (the KEYone carries a 4.5-inch display) the resolution of the new model will match the original's 1080 x 1620. That works out to an aspect ratio of 3:2.

Like the original model, the KEYone sequel will be built by TCL. And if you want a clue that the BBF100-1 is getting closer to being unveiled, keep your eyes peeled for some special deals involving the KEYone. BlackBerry Mobile will no doubt be interested in clearing out as much inventory of the original device as it can before the sequel is put on sale.

source: TCL via MobielKopen (translated)



1. Peacetoall unregistered

Gonna be great device just like keyone and priv were . It will surely replace my ageing passport

2. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Good to see it using the more powerful SD660. That's essentially an SD835 lite.

3. Subie

Posts: 2442; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Considering the KEYone was just released at the end of April I can't see them putting out a true sequel until next year. Unless this is going to be just another mid cycle edition.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 22794; Member since: May 28, 2014

Time will tell exactly when this gets released, but it's definitely going to be the replacement for my awesome BlackBerry KEYᵒⁿᵉ.

5. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Bravo bravo... My Wish is coming true. I will embrace Keytwo.

6. BuffaloSouce unregistered

If this is true, I hope it has a better design compared to the KEYone. Make the top more streamlined, put the headphone jack on the bottom and make a glass version. It’d be the only way I’d go back to android after ditching my S8 for a iPhone SE

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22794; Member since: May 28, 2014

I'm loving the design on KEYᵒⁿᵉ. It's got the right thickness and heft to it, and I'm personally not that big a fan of glass phones. But to each his own.

8. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Design of Keyone is the best as it is. Key two doesn't require much change in design. Much needed change is Good soc i.e. Sd835 or sd660. Glass back is for other categories, galaxies, LGs, etc

9. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Slightly bigger display and battery, SD660, 4/128GB Standard and you have a great follow up device

10. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Played with a KEYone the other day and I must say it’s amazing.

11. panos50

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 29, 2017

Kudos to blackberry , and Tcl there producing kick butt hardware, and most importantly software with very good security compared to others.

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