If leaks are to be believed it has a physical keyboard, a 4.5-inch 1080 x 2160 screen, a dual-lens 12MP camera, a Snapdragon 660 chipset, 6GB of RAM, 64GB or 128GB of storage and a 3,500mAh battery.
TCL did not share an exact launch date. It will be available for pre-order in the US, UK, UAE, Canada, Germany, China and France this month while global availability will be in July.
Beneath it there's a reworked keyboard, with larger keys that are also 20-percent higher than on the BlackBerry KEYone. The Key2 also ships with the Firefox Focus browser, which is built with privacy in mind.
So, a quick rundown.
Last year's Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and measly 3GB RAM have been replaced with a Snapdragon 660 and impressive 6GB RAM.
The BlackBerry KEY2 also offers up to two days battery life.
Both the Key2's sensors are 12-megapixel, but one lens is created to offer a 2x optical zoom effect while also enabling the new Portrait mode with blurry backgrounds.
The KEY2 measures in at 151.4 mm x 71.8mm x 8.5mm, making it taller, yet thinner, than the KEYone. Oh, and the headphone jack remains. BlackBerry has also added in portrait mode so that you can add a blurry background to your photos if you'd like. The company has added a new "Speed" key to the keyboard, which allows a shortcut access to a number of apps and features of the handset.
You shouldn't even have to think about charging during the day, according to BlackBerry Mobile. Here's a closer look at the BlackBerry KEY2. There's also a new button called the Speed Key, which acts as a shortcut button to quickly switch between apps.
"Security has never been so relevant and so important as today", Alain Lejeune, president of BlackBerry Mobile and senior vice-president, TCL communication, said in introducing the KEY2, the flagship smartphone replacing the KEYone.
Blackberry manufacturer TCL Communication announced the release of its most advanced smartphone ever - Blackberry KEY2.
In other words, the message is the same as previous year.
The physical QWERTY keyboard of the BlackBerry KEY2 is touch-enabled to serve as a trackpad and gets a fingerprint scanner embedded in the space bar for security.
The user interface is as minimalistic and practical as you'd expect, including a fundamentally revised DTEK app and a bunch of other proprietary services that actually improve the UX in many meaningful ways.