BlackBerry sends out invites for the launch of KEY2

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It has confirmed that an event is going to take place in NY on June 7th at 10 am.

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 BlackBerry tweeted today May 11 that the BlackBerry KEY2 would launch on June 7, 2018.

While not much is yet known about the features that BlackBerry KEY2 will offer, it will carry its signature physical keyboard in all likelihood. Last month, a mysterious BlackBerry handset, codenamed "Athena", appeared in a Chinese certification site.

Back in April, an image surfaced of what was believed to be the KEY2, the successor to BlackBerry's KEYone.

Furthermore, the Key2 is rumoured to have a plastic build.

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The listing by TENAA showcased a dual rear camera setup on a Blackberry handset bearing model number BBF100-4.

Processor: Octa Core Snapdragon 660 14nm Mobile Platform (Quad 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) with Adreno 512 GPU. The TENAA listing also highlighted that the handset has a 4G LTE and includes dual-SIM support.

RAM: 6GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD.

The QWERTY keyboard on the BlackBerry KEY2 is likely to support gestures and a multitouch-supported display that is expected to come in 3:2 aspect ratio.

As far as rumors are concerned, the KEY2 is said to feature a 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB-C port for charging, but otherwise we don't know anything else about the upcoming smartphone.

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