BlackBerry Key2 specs, photos leak ahead of June 7 reveal

BlackBerry Key2 specs, photos leak ahead of June 7 reveal

For example, the keyboard is 20% larger on the KEY2 when compared to the KEYone, which itself is a big deal for many. The BlackBerry Key2 succeeds the BlackBerry KeyOne, also made by TCL, and, yes, both companies realized it would probably be a good idea to stop spelling out the number.

BlackBerry KEY2 is built around an aluminium alloy frame with a form factor of 151.4mm x 71.8mm x 8.5mm and a textured back for better grip.

The KEY2 features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage and carries a 3,500mAh battery.

While the KeyOne and Key2 certainly look like they're related, there are plenty of differences between them.

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The Key2 also now comes with a dual-lens camera on the rear, with a dual LED flash.

There's no word yet on when the BlackBerry KEY2 will launch or which carriers will offer it.

Below you'll find a list of markets where you'll be able to pick up Blackberry's latest.

This protection comes courtesy of a "hardened operating system", "BlackBerry's proprietary technique for establishing a hardware root of trust adding security keys to the processor", and the fact that the handset comes loaded with its DTEK security meter, which shows the overall security rating of your device as well as how apps may be accessing your data.

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The BlackBerry Key2 might appear for the first time at an official event, but the full specs sheet already leaked yesterday, including 4G bands, dimensions, preloaded apps, etc.

Inside the KEY2 there are a few other upgrades.

- The USP of the KEY2, still remains to be, its full-scale physical QWERTY that lies in continuation with the touch screen. The fingerprint scanner is still placed on the space bar. There's also a new button called the Speed Key, which acts as a shortcut button to quickly switch between apps. On the KEYone, you could use them only from the home screen. The display is protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Gareth Hurn, global head of device portfolio for BlackBerry Mobile at TCL, introduces the new BlackBerry Key2 smartphone during a product launch event in NY on June 7, 2018.

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Dual cameras deliver optical zoom and portrait mode, and promise better low-light shots. The model that would come to India, in July, will be made by Optiemus Infracom. This is similar to the exclusive, long-term licensing agreement that BlackBerry has signed with TCL Communication for global and PT BlackBerry Merah Putih for the Indonesian markets. The Key2 will retail in silver and black, and while the fresh, simplified shape does the device a lot of favors, I expect the sleek and stealthy darker colorway to be a hit with the BlackBerry faithful.

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