TCL, the China-based company that makes BlackBerry-branded smartphones now, will be launching a new handset in the near future. The company has been working on the successor to the BlackBerry KeyOne and it’s going to be called the BlackBerry Key2. It has already been confirmed officially when this device is going to be announced and the handset has now made its customary stop at the Federal Communications Commission for certification before its release.
Not much is known about the specs of the BlackBerry Key2 at this point in time. Some reports have suggested that it features a Snapdragon 660 processor from Qualcomm with 6GB of RAM. It may even have a dual camera system at the back which would be a first for any BlackBerry-branded smartphone.
It’s going to ship with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box and may also include a USB Type-C port and a standard 3.5mm headphone jack. The BlackBerry Key2 has already picked up many of its required certifications from the Bluetooth SIG, WFA, and TENAA. It has now been certified by the FCC in the United States as well.
BlackBerry Mobile, the TCL division that makes and sells these devices, has already confirmed that the official launch event for this device is going to take place in New York on June 7th.