Blackberry Key2 Lite with 2900 mAh Battery Spotted on FCC
TCL launched the BlackBerry Key2 smartphone in New York in early June. A week ago, popular tipster Evan Blass claimed on his Twitter handle that a Lite version of the Key2 smartphone would be codenamed ‘Luna.’ It will have the same design factor and be available in Red, Blue, and Copper variants.
Now, two smartphones with model numbers BBE 100-1 and BBE 100-2 have passed the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) dated July 25 and July 23, respectively. They are most likely the Lite variant of the BlackBerry Key2, the ‘E’ in the model number standing for Lite. Connectivity features are revealed as Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth, and NFC, and will be backed by a 2,900 mAh battery.
The BBE 100-2 has also previously appeared on benchmarking site GeekBench. It is listed to be powered by a Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset clocked at 1.84GHz coupled with 6GB RAM and runs on Android 8.1 Oreo. It managed a score of 1,291 and 4,838 in single-core and multi-core tests, respectively. As for the BBE 100-1, the specs shouldn’t be far off from that.
The FCC attached images show the same body design as the Key2. However, the cut-out from the rear cameras and the volume rocker and power button are missing. The images are likely of a prototype version indicated by uneven edges and scratches. The company will be including all the details in the market-ready product.
It was reported that the BBE 100-1 and BBE 100-2 models of the Blackberry Key2 variant would be launched with single SIM and multiple band support. The models appeared in the Eurasian Economic Union (EaeUnion) database earlier this year, hinting that this variant will be for the European countries.
As for now, there is no confirmation of the company’s launch date, but it may be announced at the IFA 2018 event to be held in Berlin on August 31.