An unannounced Blackberry phone has just received both the Wi-Fi Alliance and the Bluetooth SIG certification, which are both indications that the device might soon see the light of the day. The approval from both Wi-Fi Alliance and Bluetooth SIG goes to three variants of an unannounced Blackberry phone with the model number BBF100-6, BBF100-2, and BBF100-1. The model number corresponds to that of the Blackberry “Athena” and the BlackBerry KEY2 which recently passed through TENAA.
Asper the Bluetooth listing, all three variants of the Blackberry Key2 will support Bluetooth 5.0, while only the variant with the model number BBF100-6 will support at least 19 different LTE bands.
Wi-Fi alliance on its part has confirmed the device will ship with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box as well as supports Wi-Fi networks running on both the 2.4GHz and the 5GHz frequencies.
As revealed by the listing on TENAA a few weeks back, the Blackberry Key2 is expected to come with a few changes in terms of the design, first is the device will be sporting a dual camera setup, paired with dual-LED flash – the first in any BlackBerry devices. And while the Keyboard has also been given a slight touch, the Blackberry Athena as per the images will sadly have all the controls – including the volume rocker, convenience key, and power button on the same side. The device will come with a 4.5in 1620×1080 display with the retro keys below it and under the hood, you’ll find the Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
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Despite these certifications, we are still not sure when the device would be made official, so we are left with no option than to wait until we get an official statement from TCL.