We already a bit about the BlackBerry KEY2, the successor to last year’s quirky but fun BlackBerry KeyOne phone. It didn’t set the world on fire, but it gave Android fans a worthy device that offered a real, physical QWERTY keyboard.
BlackBerry announced they’ll be showing off the device in just a few days in New York, and we’ve heard that they’ll be mostly sticking to the design of the original KeyOne with slightly upgraded specs, including a better Snapdragon 660, up to 6GB of RAM, and Android Oreo. I’m just hopeful the battery life is the same on this iteration.
Regardless of the hardware, Evan Blass has leaked a few press photos of the KEY2 ahead of the June 7th unveiling, and it does look almost identical to the KeyOne at a glance.
The headphone jack is making a return, and BlackBerry is jumping on the dual-camera bandwagon. There are three buttons on the right side of the device, which will likely be the power button, volume buttons, and the confusing “convenience key” that was on the left side of the KeyOne. The material looks similar, and of course there’s a physical keyboard taking up a chunk of the bottom of the phone.
The KeyOne wasn’t perfect, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t excited about a successor. We’ll be looking forward to June 7th.
source: Evan Blass (Twitter)