After disappointing sales numbers of Blackberry OS smartphones a couple of years ago, the company decided to focus its efforts towards developing Android smartphones with unique Blackberry features. The Key 2 will be Blackberry’s latest entry in the smartphone market.
Last year, the company introduced the Keyone smartphone, which featured Blackberry security features as well as a physical keyboard – something that is rarely seen nowadays.
The Keyone smartphone received mixed critical and commercial responses, but that hasn’t withheld the company to work on a Key 2 smartphone.
The company will now introduce a successor to the Keyone smartphone on June 7th during a press conference in New York. That was announced in an official tweet of the company. A couple of images and technical specifications of the Key 2 smartphone have been leaked by Chinese telecom authorities.
Blackberry will maintain the previous aspect ratio of 3:2, and the resolution will be quite crisp at 1620 x 1080 pixels for a screen size of 4.5 inches. A mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chip will take care of the horsepower, and as is the trend with smartphones nowadays, the back of the device will feature a dual-camera setup. The back will have a 12- and 8-megapixel snapper, although it’s still unknown what the function of the secondary camera is. Just like with the previous Key smartphone, a physical Qwerty keyboard will be placed right below the screen.
No further specifications about internal memory or storage have been leaked, although we’ll definitely hear more about this upcoming phone on June 7th.