BlackBerry Key 2 Leaked ahead of the release

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The Key2 will come with BlackBerry's signature QWERTY keyboard, dual-band Wi-Fi, and Android Oreo out of the box. BlackBerry also last month released a teaser video to give a glimpse of the upcoming handset. I was a huge fan of the first, and I'm intrigued to see how TCL (the licensor of the BlackBerry brand) has improved on arguably the best physical keyboard phone to date.

Canadian firm BlackBerry had recently revealed that it will launch its new smartphone KEY2 on June 7 at NY city. Although there does not seem to be many changes in terms of design, the smartphone still shows significant innovations, such as the presence of the fingerprint sensor.

According to Blass, the BlackBerry Key2 will be available in the United States for $649, $829 in Canada, €649 in Europe, and £579 in the UK. The Key 2 is set to be officially unveiled on 7th June at an event in NY.

Blackberry KEY2 is the next smartphone from the company that we are all set to get later this week. However, on closer look, one can make out that the back of the device now comes with a textured finish along with the BlackBerry logo.

The cameras here can also apparently shoot 4K footage at 30 frames per second and have a dual-LED flash, while there's an 8MP camera listed for the front. This phone will be the successor of last year's KEYone. The smartphone is expected to come equipped with 6GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, which can be expanded up to 2TB with a microSD card. The manufacturer of the phone, TCL, has upgraded the Key 2 to a Snapdragon 660 from the Snapdragon 625 processor.

For shutterbugs, dual rear cameras with a combination of 12-megapixel primary sensor and an 8-megapixel secondary sensor are expected. The 3.5mm headphone jack is present on top, and it is good to see it there on the phone.

The details regarding prices and availability of the BlackBerry KEY2 will probably be announced at the official launch, scheduled for tomorrow.

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