Earlier this month, TCL and BlackBerry announced the KEY2, its newest Android smartphone boasting a physical keyboard. At the time, however, there were a few key details missing, including a specific launch date in the United States. But that last bit of news has finally been revealed.
Pre-orders for the KEY2 will start on Friday, June 29, from Best Buy and Amazon, and it will officially go on sale in the U.S. on Friday, July 13.
Here’s a quick refresher on the specs you’ll get for that $649.99 price tag: The 4.5-inch IPS display has a resolution of 1080p, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor under the hood, and customers will be able to choose between a 64GB or 128GB model with built-in storage. Both of those models will have 6GB of RAM, though, and a battery that measures in at 3500mAh. The KEY2 supports microSD cards, too, up to 2TB in size.
The primary main camera on the back is a 12MP shooter with an f/1.8 aperture, while the second rear camera is a 12MP option with an f/2.6 aperture. There is an 8MP camera on the front. The KEY2 isn’t water resistant, but there is a USB-C port for charging and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It’s also running Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.
BlackBerry is adding a “Speed Key” to the physical keyboard below the touchscreen display which will make it easy for owners to call up their favorite apps without having to return to the home screen.