There have been multiple reports over the past couple of weeks suggesting that BlackBerry will soon be launching a new handset. By BlackBerry, we mean TCL’s BlackBerry Mobile division since BlackBerry proper no longer makes handsets and has licensed its brand to TCL. The certification listings that have been spotted so far suggest that this new device will be a successor to the BlackBerry KeyOne. Officially called the BlackBerry Key2, the company is going to officially announce this device next month.
BlackBerry Mobile revealed the BlackBerry Key2 launch date through its official Twitter account. It has confirmed that an event is going to take place in New York on June 7th at 10 am. The tweet also confirms that this handset is going to be called the BlackBerry Key2 officially.
No further details have been revealed at this point in time but seeing as how it’s a successor to the KeyOne, it’s safe to say that the handset is going to have a full QWERTY keyboard. Other reports suggest that it’s going to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor with 6GB of RAM and possibly even a dual camera which would be the first for a BlackBerry-branded handset.
The device will obviously be powered by Android given that BlackBerry is no longer making devices powered by its own operating system. It remains to be seen, though, when the Key2 is actually going to be released and how much it’s going to cost.