BlackBerry Athena with Snapdragon 660, QWERTY keypad, dual-rear cameras surface in renders


The QWERTY keyboard-touting sequel to the BlackBerry KeyOne has appeared in render form online. The phone that many are calling the BlackBerry KeyTwo, but also goes by the rumoured name BlackBerry KeyOne 2 or codename Athena online, is shown from every angle in alleged press images posted on Slashleaks. If genuine, you can clearly see the front, rear, left and right sides, plus top and bottom of the forthcoming handset – thought to be coming in the next couple of months.

The first look at the phone gives us a glimpse of how the device is going to look. It comes with typical QWERTY keypad design resembling previous BlackBerry phones like KEYone. It also comes with dual-rear cameras and a rectangular slab design. The bottom part of the phone is dedicated to QWERTY keypad which might be touch-sensitive like the KEYone.

The rear comes with the signature rugged texture that we are familiar with. It also has a dual camera setup placed horizontally. According to the previous reports, the phone is expected to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, with whopping 8GB RAM + 64GB storage combo as well as a 6GB RAM variant. However, as you can expect, none of these rumors are official yet, so we suggest you take this with a pinch of salt.