BlackBerry sends out invites for the launch of KEY2

Blackberry Key2 Launch Date

Only few days ago we saw the news that BlackBerry KEY2 AKA Athena had received its WiFi and Bluetooth certification and now BlackBerry has announced that the phone is ready and will launch on June 7 at an event in NY. The flagship will succeed the company's KeyOne that had a QWERTY keypad, and was BlackBerry's second smartphone running an Android OS. The invites for the event have been sent out. Online speculation has been swirling for months that a new BlackBerry, called the Key2, was set to be announced.

BlackBerry Mobile President Alain Lejeune had confirmed earlier this year in January that the company will release at least two new smartphones in 2018. The TENAA listing shows the pictures of the upcoming device.

The images also match up with several other leaks.


Though there's no official word on the KEY2 specs, the smartphone will essentially retain the design of older KEYone with iconic QWERTY keyboard.

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

Coming to the display, KEY2 is expected to stick to the 3:2 aspect ratio just like its predecessor. However, contrary reports also suggest that the KEY2 will have a plastic body and the key on its QWERTY keyboard will come with a Matte finish. Further information also revealed that the device supports 4G LTE and comes with dual-SIM slots. It is expected to be powered by the operating system Android Oreo. On the top, the smartphone could have a 3.5mm audio jack, while its bottom might have a USB Type-C port.

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