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BlackBerry KEYone 2 apparently surfaced on Geekbench

BlackBerry KEYone Special Gold Plated Edition (Source: Axion Telecom)
BlackBerry KEYone Special Gold Plated Edition (Source: Axion Telecom)
A handset known as "Qualcomm BBF100-1" surfaced on Geekbench and it is very likely to see it soon available on the market as a direct successor to the BlackBerry KEYone. Sadly, this handset has not been officially confirmed yet.

The BlackBerry KEYone might not be able to compete with today's flagships, but it is a good choice for those who want a physical keyboard, not to mention the die-hard fans of the company once known as Research In Motion (RIM). Now, we hear once again that its successor is closer to launch, although there is nothing official yet about the handset that surfaced on Geekbench as "QUALCOMM BBF100-1" yesterday.

Looking just a bit back in time, we see that recently released BlackBerry Motion uses the model number BBD-100-X. On the other hand, the BlackBerry KEYone is labeled as BBB100-X. In both cases, the X is a number that depends on the region targeted by that certain model. Around the same period of last year, BlackBerry decided to show the BlackBerry Mercury to the press. Considering all these, it would not be surprising at all to see the so-called BlackBerry KEYone 2 hit the market in just a few weeks.

However, until we get to see the BlackBerry KEYone 2 get an official launch, there is enough unconfirmed information about it lying around. The Geekbench entry, for example, reveals a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, 6 GB RAM, as well as Android 8.0 Oreo. The results are pretty good for a Snapdragon 660-powered handset: 1,532 single-core points and a multi-core score of 4,185. An older report by GSMArena also mentioned a display resolution of 1,620 x 1,080 pixels and that the handset they call the KEYtwo will feature a QWERTY physical professional just like its predecessor.

The BlackBerry KEYone 2 or just the KEYtwo might arrive sooner than expected, but there is no official launch date to talk about yet.


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Codrut Nistor, 2017-11-24 (Update: 2017-11-24)