Blackberry Mobile has just announced the new icon reborn with the Blackberry KEY2 at the launch event in New York today.

The Blackberry KEY2 features a classic QWERTY keyboard for those smartphone users who still aren’t used to typing on a touchscreen.

But it is also powered by latest version of Android, Android Oreo, and comes with a dual-lens camera on the rear.

Also, the Blackberry KEY2 also introduced the new Speed Key, it’s a shortcut key that gives users instant access to the apps, contact and functions they use the most.

The BlackBerry KEY2 has a redesigned intelligent keyboard as well as a 4.5-inch touch display that includes 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass.

Corning Gorilla Glass offers increased scratch resistance and creates a more seamless design and edge to edge look.

Key height on the BlackBerry KEY2 has been increased by 20 percent for a more comfortable and accurate typing experience.

Specs

4.5” LCD 3:2 Display
35 key backlit Physical Keyboard with a fingerprint sensor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
6GB RAM + 64GB/128GB + microSD
Dual 12MP Cameras f1.8 Main / f2.6 Telephoto
8MP Selfie Cam
Android 8.1
3.5mm jack
3500 mAh battery

It also includes an in-keyboard fingerprint reader.

BlackBerry Mobile said the KEY2 offers up to two days battery life, has 6GB of RAM and comes in two storages sizes – 64GB and 128GB. Both offer expandable storage thanks to MicroSD support. Also, the BlackBerry KEY2’s rear camera is made up of dual 12MP cameras and the handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.

The BlackBerry KEY2 will cost £579 in the UK and $649 in the US and will start shipping this month (June 2018).