The Athena Will Launch As BlackBerry KEY²

by Habeeb Onawole 0

Yesterday, the BlackBerry Athena was seen on the website of China’s communications agency TENAA. Ever since the first renders leaked, we already knew it was a successor to the BlackBerry KEYone but not until today did proof of its official name surface online.

An image shared on Weibo by a user named @TimEason have revealed that the BlackBerry Athena will launch as the BlackBerry KEY².

BlackBerry KEY²

One half of the photo shows the phone and the other shows a picture taken with the phone’s camera. The watermark on the photo reads BlackBerry KEY².

The phone has an improved design and we can see from the image that the spacebar still doubles as a fingerprint scanner.

The BlackBerry Athena on TENAA has model number BBF100-4. This is near identical to another device we saw on Geekbench about five months ago whose model number is BBF100-1.

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The latter is likely a variant of the KEY², so it is safe to say the BlackBerry KEY² will come with a Snapdragon 660 processor, 6GB of RAM, and run Android 8.0 Oreo when it launches.