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Jun 5, 2018

Leaked press renders of the upcoming BlackBerry Key2 flaunts its dual-rear cameras and redesigned keyboard

TCL-owned BlackBerry is about to drop the second iteration of the KEYone, called the BlackBerry Key2, in New York on June 7. A few days prior to the event, it surfaces in a bunch of leaked images showing its dual-rear cameras and redesigned keyboard.

The next-gen BlackBerry smartphone is bound to arrive at a launch event scheduled on June 7, but thanks to the reliable leakster Evan Blass of VentureBeat, we are getting an early look at it prior to its official unveiling. The device in question is the second iteration of last year's hybrid BlackBerry KEYone, dubbed as the BlackBerry Key2. In case you've missed it, the TCL-owned tech firm offered a sneak peek of the Key2 through a video teaser released last week. However, the newly-leaked images give us a better look at the much-anticipated device, thus, we can spot its similarities and differences with the KEYone much easier.

Similar to the KEYone, the upcoming Key2 sports a squarish display and a physical QWERTY keyboard below it. On the difference side, the new BlackBerry phone is equipped with dual-rear cameras aligned in a horizontal fashion. It now has a single LED flash opposed to the dual-LED module of its predecessor. BlackBerry furnished the Key2 with a textured rear panel having a diamond-like aesthetic while the iconic logo sits on the middle. Going to the front fascia, it has a large screen which reaches to the top edge, ditching some amount of bezels in the process. The keyboard also received a redesign and an additional key.

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As far as specs are concerned, the BlackBerry Key2 is tipped to come powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor coupled with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM. You can also get either a 64GB or 128GB internal storage, depending on your choice. The dual-rear-camera setup will be comprised of a 12MP primary sensor and an 8MP secondary one, whereas there's an 8MP lens up front for self-portraits. The smartphone is expected to run on Android 8.1 Oreo platform out-of-the-box and pack a 3360mAh battery to keep the lights on.

The BlackBerry Key2 will be outed in New York on June 7, while it will also land in Beijing a day after, June 8. We hope that it will also arrive in other markets, eventually.

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