BlackBerry has confirmed that it is going to launch its latest offering, the BlackBerry KEY2 at an event in New York on June 7. The smartphone is set to become the successor of the BlackBerry KEYOne launched last year. Now, a fresh render of the upcoming device has surfaced online just ahead of its official launch.
The render of the BlackBerry KEY2 has been leaked by popular leaker Evan Blass on Twitter. The image shows a 4.5-inch screen of the device along with the date ‘June 7’ displayed on it. The latest smartphone is expected to arrive with a physical keyboard, dual rear cameras, and a textured back panel.
Earlier, TENAA listing of the BlackBerry KEY2 had revealed some of the specifications. As per the listing, the smartphone is expected to arrive with a 4.5-inch display screen with an aspect ratio of 3:2 and a display resolution of 1620 X 1080 pixels. The display is also tipped to come with scratch protection to make the device scratch proof.
The BlackBerry KEY2 is said to be powered by an Octa-Core Snapdragon 660 chipset with Adreno 512 GPU. The smartphone is expected to come with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage space that can be further upgraded up to 2TB with the help of a micro-SD card. The smartphone will also feature a four-row QWERTY physical backlit keyboard with capacitive touch support.
On the optics front, the smartphone is expected to arrive with a dual rear camera setup with a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a secondary camera of unknown resolution. On the front, the BlackBerry KEY2 will feature an 8-megapixel camera for taking clearer selfies and an enhanced video calling experience.
Connectivity options will include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC and USB 3.1 Type-C port. It will also feature a fingerprint scanner that will be embedded on the spacebar of the physical keyboard just like its predecessor. The device will be powered by a 3360mAh battery with Quick Charge facility and runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.