Blackberry KEY2 With Snapdragon 660 SoC to Launch on June 7

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We've heard rumors and speculation about a new BlackBerry phone called the Key2 and now it's (just about) official - BlackBerry has sent out invitations to a special launch event in NY on June 7, and mentions the Key2 by name.

The BlackBerry KEY2 will succeed KEYone and as per its Twitter post, the company will host a launch event of 7 June at 10 am EST (that is around 1930 hours IST) in NY to officially launch its latest smartphone. The invites for the event have been sent out.

BlackBerry tweeted about the launch of the smartphone with a poster that mentions "An Icon Reborn".

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BlackBerry KEY2, the successor to BlackBerry KEYone smartphone will launch next month.

The upcoming smartphone has been spotted previously on Chinese regulatory site TENAA. The phone is rumoured to come with a dual rear camera setup with 12MP and 8MP sensors and an 8MP front camera.

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The QWERTY keyboard of the KEY2 may also support gestures and it is likely to feature a multitouch-supported display.

Coming to the display, KEY2 is expected to stick to the 3:2 aspect ratio just like its predecessor. Further information also revealed that the device supports 4G LTE and comes with dual-SIM slots.

Furthermore, the Key2 is rumoured to have a plastic build. On the top, the smartphone could have a 3.5mm audio jack, while its bottom might have a USB Type-C port. Further, the phone is expected to ship with Android 8.0 Oreo.

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