BlackBerry Key2 Specs and Press Photos: Bringing The QWERTY Keyboard Back

Believe it or not: BlackBerry is still alive!

In fact, press photos of its upcoming BlackBerry Key2 Android smartphone have just been uploaded by famous gadget-serial-leaker Evan Blass on Twitter via @evleaks -- just a couple days before its formal unveiling.

BlackBerry Key2 Android Smartphone

There are still many mobile users who love the hardware Full QWERTY keyboard of BlackBerry handsets of old and I'm sure they'll be delighted to see this 2018 model from the company (which was once the leading smartphone maker in the world, mind you).

Apart from the said feature, the BlackBerry Key2 is also rumored to have a 4.5-inch display, 14nm Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, 4GB and 6GB RAM options, either 64GB or 128GB of internal storage, and a 3,360 mAh Li-Ion battery pack.

BlackBerry Key2 Android Smartphone

As for imaging capabilities, it is said that the device sports a rather trendy Dual Rear Camera module made up of a 12 MegaPixel shooter plus an 8MP secondary cam. No word yet on what exactly this set-up can do but I'm guessing it's for zoom or telephoto and bokeh effect.

For those who love to take selfies, this model is believed to have another 8 MegaPixel snapper in front, which is powered by BlackBerry's own Beautification software.

BlackBerry Key2 Android Smartphone

Mady by TCL for BlackBerry, this 2018 model flaunts a real metal mid-frame making it more durable and giving it an air of luxury at the same time. At the back, it has rubberized panel with crisscross heat-pressed texture, which gives the handset a rugged look while improving grip to minimize accidental slippage when you're holding the device.

Upon launch in 2017, the BlackBerry KeyOne had an official SRP of around $600 USD or roughly PHP 31,500. I'm guessing that its 2018 follow-up, the BB Key2, will don more or less the same price tag when it lands in key territories of the brand around the world.

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