Ahead of June 7 launch, images of BlackBerry KEY2 leaked

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Similar to what we've seen from previous renders and hands-on photos, they KEY2 shares a very similar form factor compared to the KEYone. We've now come to now that BlackBerry's NY event on June 7 will not be the only event that BlackBerry will host in order to promote the release of its upcoming smartphone. Now he has posted a new image of the phone which shows a 4.5-inch display with the June 7 date on the screen.

Reputed tipster Even Blass leaked specifications and price details of the handset on this official Twitter account.

The obligatory dual camera upgrade comes with 12MP sensors featuring f/1.8 and f/2.6 aperture respectively, as well as Dual Tone LED Flash, HDR capabilities, and 4K video recording at 30 fps.

As per Evan Blass, the BlackBerry KEY2 will be priced at $649 in the U.S., €649 in Europe, £579 in the United Kingdom and $829 in Canada. That's an increase over the $549 / £499 / AU$729 starting price of the KeyOne, but then the specs are also seemingly a lot better, so it's believable. Additionally, the BlackBerry logo has been stamped on the back along with a dual camera setup. The filing showing a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 powering the phone, along with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.

While talking about the fingerprint scanner, the Key2 is expected to house the biometric sensors on the spacebar of the keyboard like its predecessor.

Moving on to the slightly more external aspects of the device, a 4.5-inch display complete with a 1620 x 1080p resolution and a 3:2 aspect ratio will once again be present alongside the physical QWERTY keyboard. We do know that BlackBerry is attempting a previously-untried retail strategy, which has seen it open stores in both Shanghai and Nanjing. There's also a USB-C port on the bottom of the phone and a headphone jack up top. This could of course change, but luckily we won't have to wait long to find out.