Rumored Blackberry Key 2 Phone Specs Make an Appearance on Geekbench
Blackberry attempts to woo consumers with physical keypad nostalgia
Blackberry is alive and kicking. A few days ago, screenshots of the specs of the rumored successor to last year’s Blackberry Key One popped up online. The images revealed two variants of the Blackberry Key 2: One with 4GB of RAM while the other features a beefier 6GB memory. Both are said to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor and will come equipped with either 64GB or 128GB of internal storage.
The benchmark scores on the screenshots revealed a single-core performance of 1335 and multi-core rating of 4948 for the phone tagged as “Blackberry BBE100-2”. The other phone was simply classified as “Blackberry” and had scores of 1291 and 4838 for single-core and multi-core respectively.
What to Expect
If rumors are true, the Blackberry Key2 is expected to be revealed on June 7th, in New York. The Canada-based company is following up on last year’s release of their KeyOne Android smartphone which featured a physical keypad and excellent build quality. The Blackberry Key2 is expected to come with Android Oreo 8.1 right out of the box. For other features, there’s a 12-megapixel main camera with phase detection and 4k video recording chops while the selfie cam features an 8-megapixel sensor.
One feature that is unique to Blackberry’s Key Series phones is the location of the fingerprint sensor. Instead of being located at the back, it was placed right along the physical space bar. Action will depend on the number of times you press the key, with each variation launching a different shortcut. Other features include: 4G LTE, GPS and NFC, Bluetooth, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. A 3,360 maH battery capable of fast charging round up the spec list.
If you can’t wait to get your hands on a Blackberry smartphone, you can check out the original KeyOne phone here: