The Key2 retains a physical keypad along with a touchscreen display, while the aesthetic design is a little more durable and tactile, blending business sensibilities with something a little more resilient.
Twin camera lenses on the rear surface hint at its photography features, while under the skin it will be powered by the Snapdragon 660 processor from Qualcomm along with a hefty 6GB chunk of RAM to top things off.
BlackBerry is now licensed as a brand to slap on smartphones, rather than being innately linked to the Canadian company which originally created it. But in spite of this, the Key2 and last year’s KeyOne smartphones stick to the ethos of practicality and productivity that has been associated with BlackBerry for well over a decade.
The Key2 will be unleashed in full on the 7th of June, although like many modern handsets it has been hit with a number of leaks in the run up to its arrival which might take the wind out of its sails.