BlackBerry KEY2 To Launch On June 7 In New York


The QWERTY keyboard on the BlackBerry KEY2 is likely to support gestures and a multitouch-supported display that is expected to come in 3:2 aspect ratio.

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. The BlackBerry Key2 is a successor to last year's BlackBerry KeyOne that boasts premium build, Android OS out-of-the-box, and the standard BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard. The invites for the event have been sent out.

BlackBerry KEY2, the successor to BlackBerry KEYone smartphone will launch next month.

In January, BlackBerry Mobile President Alain Lejeune had confirmed that the company is working on at least two new smartphones for 2018.

The upcoming smartphone has been spotted previously on Chinese regulatory site TENAA. A few leaked images of the smartphone that made the rounds zoomed in to show a closer look of its design and highlighted the differences between the KEY2 and its predecessor, the KEYone. The Blackberry KEY2 stopped by TENAA and also received Bluetooth SIG and Wi-Fi Alliance certifications, which hinted at an announcement coming soon.

The TENAA listing showcased a dual-camera setup at the back, while retaining the physical keyboard.

Display: 4.5-inch 3:2 display with 433 PPI, scratch-resistant glass protection. The smartphone might have a 3.5mm audio jack on the top and it might feature a USB Type-C port at the bottom. It is expected to be powered by the operating system Android Oreo. The TENAA listing also highlighted that the handset has a 4G LTE and includes dual-SIM support.