The BlackBerry KEYOnes successor is not far from officially dropping and the company has released a teaser that shows off a couple of closeups of the BlackBerry KEY2.
The teaser starts with the BlackBerry Logo and a new soft-grip pattern on the back of the phone. It appears that this grippy pattern will be adorned all over the back of the phone as we see the same pattern around a dual camera setup with a dual-LED flash next to them.
Next, we can see the full arrangement of physical buttons on the right side of the phone. We are expecting the KEY2 to have a similar arrangement to the KEYOne: starting from the top, a volume rocker, the textured power key, and a convenience key under that one.
From there, we see a closeup of the physical keyboard, which ends featuring a new key whose function were not sure of. Its a button whose symbol is a 3 x 3 grid of dots, which leads us to speculate a couple of functions. Perhaps a single press of the key can show you the devices App drawer while a long-press might work for another BlackBerry-specific function like a shortcut to the BlackBerry Hub.
This devices teaser is very much in line with the TENAA filing we saw a few weeks ago of the BlackBerry codename: Athena. Still, we cant see capacitive navigation buttons on the teaser nor did we see them in the TENAA filing, which means we might expect to see one-screen navigation keys in exchange for a 16:9 display.
Anyway, well be at the New York City event covering BlackBerrys launch of An Icon Reborn. The event is set to take place on June 7, in just two weeks time.
What are your expectations from BlackBerry and the KEY2? Wed love to see a 16:9 screen instead of the KEYOnes 4:3 display and better performance.