The upcoming BlackBerry KEY² has appearad and been listed at Wi-Fi Alliance and Bluetooth SIG with multiple model numbers – BBF100-1, BBF100-2, and BBF100-6.
This means the BlackBerry KEY² has been approved in stringent tests. It also means it can’t be long before TCL will unveil the phone fully.
Information gleaned from the certificate reveals some pretty standard smartphone stuff. The KeyTwo will have dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz and 5GHz) like the vast majority of recent handsets. And it will come with Android O (Oreo) – at least 8.0 – from the box.
Recent reports are indicative of a June launch, with the handset being expected to eventually be available on an international level, even though it’s unlikely to be treated to a global release.
There are a number of key, visible differences to its predecessor, the KEYOne. For starters, you can see a dual lens camera on the rear. Last year’s models only had a single lens unit. The side frames and rear panel are made of plastic and brushed metal combo it seems, which look premium in black.
It appears that the BlackBerry KEY² will stick with the 3.5mm headphone jack, but in a potentially slimmer build. The keyboard also seems a little more sleek than on the KeyOne.
Coming to the side, there is a dedicated capture button apart from the volume rockers and power button. The USB Type-C Port, Speaker and Microphone are located at the bottom, while the headphone jack is present at the top.
The device is rumoured to come with a Snapdragon 660 + 8GB RAM.