BlackBerry Mobile today announced in their official twitter account that it would be launching the BlackBerry KEY² next month. The image contains the tag “AN ICON REBORN” along with the venue, date and time of the event. The smartphone is the successor of the last year’s BlackBerry KeyOne which managed to grab eyes with its keyboard design but was let down by performance issues.The tag line “AN ICON REBORN” may be hint to the fact that the company will take a modern approach in designing the smartphone.
This image clears previous confusion about the name of the smartphone which ranged from KEYone (2018) to KEYtwo. The launch event will be held in New York on June 7 from 10 AM. The tweet didn’t reveal any picture or any details about the smartphone.
The smartphone appeared last month in Chinese mobile certification website TENAA with codename “Athena’ revealing its design aspects. From the image, the smartphone didn’t have the BlackBerry logo on the spacebar and had a rubberised texture on the back. The power button and the volume rocker are placed on the right side. The smartphone seem to feature dual camera setup on the back stacked in a horizontal position the upper left corner. The 3.5 mm headphone jack and a USB type-C port can be clearly seen.
BlackBerry KEY² will be a Android smartphone and come with a physical QWERTY keypad something the company is known for. The smartphone also recently cleared Wi-Fi and Bluetooth certification. From these we know that the device will sport a dual band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0. According to the rumours, the smartphone will be powered by a Snapdragon 660 chipset coupled with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage.
Currently there is no more information regarding the specs, price or availability of the smartphone in other markets like India.
Xiaomi’s next flagship Mi 8 Pricing & Variants revealed!
Xiaomi will be holding this year’s Annual Product Event in Shenzhen, with new rumours pointing to a May 31 date. It is speculated the Chinese smartphone manufacturer will be unveiling its 8th Anniversary smartphone called Xiaomi Mi 8 and Mi 7. Now, a new report has arrived revealing the price and specs of the upcoming smartphone.
The report claims to have spotted this in Xiaomi’s Chinese online forums where it was posted to. According to the report, the Xiaomi Mi 8 features a Snapdragon 845 chipset, 3D structure light and a under display fingerprint sensor, AI powered dual camera setup.
Further it claims it will be available in four configurations: 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM, 8GB RAM+128GB ROM, 8GB RAM +256GB ROM and 8GB RAM + 512GB ROM which will be priced accordingly:
- 6/64GB: 3599 Yuan (almost INR 38K/$560)
- 8/128GB: 4099 Yuan (almost INR 43.5K/$640)
- 8/256GB: 4499 Yuan (almost INR 48K/$700)
- 8/512GB: 4899 Yuan (almost INR 52K/$760)
Also, a spy shot has surfaced online claiming to be the new Xiaomi flagship. The device in the photo is a notched one but other details get blurry as soon as we zoom in. So we can’t confirm yet. But least assured, it not a Huawei or iPhone X smartphone.
Lei Jun also hinted that the company will be unveiling Xiaomi Mi Band 3 and other products at the event. Indeed it will be a grand event attracting customer from all over the globe.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Lite to be launched as Galaxy S Light Luxury in China tomorrow
Few weeks ago, a Samsung phone with model number SM-G8950 was benchmarked and later appeared in TENAA which was rumoured to be named S8 Lite or S9 Lite. Turns out the smartphone will be launched under the name Galaxy S Light Luxury and will b unveiled tomorrow in China. The smartphone back is made of 3D glass and is teased with a hot red Burgundy color.
The South Korean manufactured today released a poster confirming the name of the device. The poster gave additional details like time and venue of the event. The launch event will take place in Jingding headquarters in Beijing and will start at 1 PM. The company claims that only 100 people are invited to the event.
As for the specs, the smartphone will sport a 5.8 inch Infinity Display with a resolution of FHD+ (2220 x 1080 pixels). The screen is curved and comes with a aspect ratio of 18:5:9. Under the hood, it houses a Snapdragon 660 chipset with Ardeno 512 GPU coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. In the optical configuration, the smartphone sports a 16MP rear sensor while offering a 8MP selfie camera in the front.
The fingerprint sensor is placed on the same side as the last year’s Galaxy S8/S8+ flagships. It will run on Android 8.0 Oreo and will be backed by a 3,000 mAh battery with support for fast charging. Connectivity features include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4 + 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS and GLONASS, USB 3.1 and NFC. Previously leaked reports reveal that the smartphone will be offered un Black and Red color variants.
Samsung Galaxy J4 goes on sale before official Launch!
Samsung has scheduled an event for launching its budget smartphones in the J series. The company’s budget lineup J4 and J6 are expected to be launched in that event. At this point, the Samsung Galaxy J4 has been listed and is available for sales on and Ukrainian website.
It is interesting that these days smartphones go on sale before the actual launch of the device. The listing has brought key pieces of information about the device like official images that Samsung has designed as part of the promotion and device representation. The smartphone was spotted on Geekbench a few months ago. The appearance of the device on Geekbench had revealed that the device uses Samsung’s own Exynos 7570 chipset, 2 GB RAM, and Android Oreo.
All those speculations have turned out to be true after looking at the official spec sheet of the device. The smartphone features a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with HD resolution. The processor used is a 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos 7570 processor. It is coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage which is further expandable with the help of a micro SD card slot.
In terms of camera, the rear side sports a 13 MP sensor. On the front, it sports a 5 MP camera. Sadly, the device has skipped the fingerprint sensor. A 3000 mAh battery has been packed inside the device. It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.
The device is priced roughly around $185 in that website. This roughly determines the price range of the device. We’ll have to wait till the company launches the device officially to know the exact pricing of the device in respective markets.
Samsung Galaxy J4 Specifications
- 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with HD resolution
- Exynos 7570 processor
- 2 GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage
- 13 MP rear camera
- 5 MP front camera
- 3000 mAh battery
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