Price and availability details of the BlackBerry KEY2 are likely to be announced at the time of its official launch that is happening tomorrow in New York City. The selfie camera of the smartphone will have an 8MP sensor. CrackBerry Kevin has already headed to NY, and I'm heading out soon so I can be there to take in the event live myself rather than just watching the live stream, check out the pop-up showroom, and attend the BlackBerry KEY2 pop-up after party. 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.
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Another difference - which those familiar with the KEYone will notice - is that the physical hardware buttons on the upcoming Key2, namely the power, volume rocker and convenience key, are now all located on the right side. In all likelihood, the unmarked button is customizable and can be assigned to features like camera. As per the details revealed in the teaser, BlackBerry's new flagship device could come with a dual lens camera and a pre-installed Privacy Shade and a new app drawer shortcut.
On the connectivity part, the phone will offer 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4 & 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS / GLONASS, NFC, USB 3.1 Type-C. Would you be interested to buy one? The Key2 should come running Android, like the KeyOne did, and be backed by plenty of super secure enterprise software. We will have to wait till the official announcement to know more.