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BlackBerry KEY2 teased in an official video; shows off dual-rear cameras and a mystery button

The KEY2 will go official on June 7 in New York City.

  • Published: May 25, 2018 9:42 AM IST
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BlackBerry is gearing up to launch a new smartphone called KEY2, which is a successor to last year’s KEYOne. The event is scheduled for June 7 and will take place in the New York City. The smartphone has been in the rumor mills for a few weeks now, and was recently spotted on Geekbench, revealing its key specifications and features. Now, as the launch date draws closer, BlackBerry has released an official teaser video that highlights the design and features of the smartphone.

As you can see in the teaser video below, it is seen sporting a dual-rear camera setup with an LED flash. The back also seems to have distinct diamond pattern for added grip for holding the smartphone. On the side, there is a power / sleep button, the volume rocker and a third button. This button could either be convenience key that we’ve seen on the KEYOne that lets you trigger a specific app or speed dial a contact, or it could be a dedicated camera shutter button.

Watch: BlackBerry KEY2 official teaser

The KEY2, just like KEYOne will come with a touchscreen display and a physical QWERTY keyboard at the bottom. However, the teaser also shows off a mystery button on the bottom right, which is likely to be a dedicated app drawer button.

From what we have come across so far, the KEY2 will sport a 4.5-inch display with a resolution of 1620×1080 pixels, and an aspect ratio of 3:2. Under the hood will be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core chipset, with 6GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage.

For shutterbugs, dual rear cameras with a combination of 12-megapixel primary sensor and an 8-megapixel secondary sensor are expected. But there is no word on whether the secondary camera will be a depth sensor or will come with a wide-angle lens or will be a monochrome sensor. We will have to wait till the official announcement to know more.

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  • Published Date: May 25, 2018 9:42 AM IST