BlackBerry Key2 price and specifications leak ahead of June 7 launch

After the cult success of the KeyOne that launched at MWC 2017, BlackBerry is close to launching a follow-up device called the Key2 at an event in New York on June 7. As you might expect, there has already been some leaks about the Key2 that features BlackBerry’s famous physical keyboard. The latest leak reveals the full specifications of the Key2, just a day before the launch. 

Thanks to the serial leakster known as Evan Blass, we now know that the BlackBerry Key2 totes a 4.5-inch IPS LCD with 1620 x 1080 resolution and 3:2 aspect ratio. The backlit physical keyboard sits just below and incorporates the fingerprint reader. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor with 6GB RAM and 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. There’s a dual 12MP camera setup on the rear with F/1.8 and F/2.6 aperture; Dual Tone LED Flash, HDR, and 4K video recording @30fps. The front-facing camera has an 8MP sensor with Selfie Flash and 1080p video recording at 30fps.

The non-removable battery has a 3,500mAh capacity, which if the Key2 performs anything like its predecessor, will get you through the day with ease, although Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 is present. The Key2 will come in single and dual-SIM variants depending on region with just about every 4G/LTE frequency supported. Fans of the audio jack will be happy to note that the 3.5mm socket is present and accounted for. There is also no notch in sight.

According to Blass, the BlackBerry Key2 will be available in the US for $649, $829 in Canada, €649 in Europe, and £579 in the UK. What are your thoughts on the BlackBerry Key2? Is it shaping up to be the successor to the KeyOne that you’d hoped for?

Source: Evan Blass (Twitter)

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About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) in his pockets and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around in his backpack. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).