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BlackBerry 'Key2' global launch set for June 7 in NY

BlackBerry 'Key2' global launch set for June 7 in NY

The launch of the BlackBerry Key2 has been confirmed by a tweet made from BlackBerry Mobile's official Twitter account. It has confirmed that an event is going to take place in NY on June 7th at 10 am.

The next smartphone by BlackBerry will be called the Key2 and will be launched on 7 June in NY according to this new teaser by the brand on its official social media channel. Last month, a mysterious BlackBerry handset, codenamed "Athena", appeared in a Chinese certification site. Also, a few leaked images provided a closure look at its design and highlight all the key differences between the BlackBerry KEYone and its successor.

Meanwhile, other leaked images had suggested that the KEY2 will have a plastic build. Yes, a BlackBerry phone with two cameras.

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Based on what we've heard so far, we're expecting a dual-lens camera on the back of the device, and of course a proper keyboard that you can mash your digits into.

Processor: Octa Core Snapdragon 660 14nm Mobile Platform (Quad 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) with Adreno 512 GPU. Further information also revealed that the device supports 4G LTE and comes with dual-SIM slots. Storage-wise, the phone ships with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The phone will also have a 3.5mm audio jack and USB Type-C.

On the front, the display of the Key2 is expected to support multi-touch 4.5-inch 3:2 display and a QWERTY keyboard with gesture support. It is backed by a 3505mAh non-removable battery that supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.


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