The launch event will begin at 19:30 IST. The metal frets between each row of keys have also been removed.
The new device, which includes a physical keyboard under a 4.5 inch screen and runs the Android operating system updates the first BlackBerry Key released a year ago. The 3:2 aspect ratio is mainly because the smartphone will have a physical keyboard making it a large device to hold. There are 52 customizable shortcuts and the fingerprint sensor is built into the spacebar. For business, then, it ticks all the boxes, but the Key2 is also the first BlackBerry blower to feature a dual rear camera setup.
The processor under the hood is the octa-core Snapdragon 660, which may not be as powerful as the Snapdragon 710, but it is still a very capable mid-range chipset. Both variants have expandable storage support up to 256GB.
If want know everything about the BlackBerry KEY2, don't forget to tune in tomorrow at 10 am EDT. The Key2 has one 12MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture, dual PDAF (Phase Detect Auto Focus) while the other 12MP sensor has f/2.6 aperture and PDAF.
The rear camera set-up consists of two 12MP lenses, coupled with a 8MP front-facing camera. It packs a 3360mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support. The KEY2 also runs Android 8.1 Oreo and comes with BlackBerry's DTEK security suite. Rather than the chunky, rounded frame of the KeyOne, the Key2 has a slimmer, more square appearance that gives it a much classier aesthetic.
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BlackBerry KEYone had a Snapdragon 625 processor.
Prices of the Blackberry Key2 have been leaked by Evan Blass by stating that it will be priced at $649 U.S. / €649 European Union / £579 GB / $829 CA which would convert to approximately Rs 43,570 by taking into consideration the Dollars rate. In the United Kingdom, the smartphone will cost 579 GBP (Rs.52,100 approx.), while in the rest of Europe it will carry a 649 EUR (Rs.51,400 approx.) price tag.
BlackBerry is adding a "Speed Key" to the physical keyboard below the touchscreen display which will make it easy for owners to call up their favorite apps without having to return to the home screen. Take the display for instance; nowadays the common understanding is that a new and so-called premium phone must have more display real estate than it did previous year. The global availability will happen in July so we can expect the India launch details to be announced in the coming weeks.