BlackBerry has been on the mend for the last few years and has started to slowly build up a refurbished reputation thanks to phones like the KEYone. The QWERTY keyboard Android device has been generally well received by reviewers and put the company back into some mindshare. With its launch almost a year ago, it was only natural that rumors of its replacement would start showing up.
Today is that day. Leaks from two different sources point to not only a KEYone successor but a possible wireless dock of some sort. The KEYone refresh leak comes from renders over at SlashLeaks. These images show a new phone not much unlike the current KEYone. TCL built a solid original and it would be understandable if the company keeps most of the design intact with the new phone, favoring the KEYone Black Edition quite a bit. You have a similarly sized screen above the physical keyboard, headphone jack, and USB-C port. The key layouts are the same as well with power to the left, volume rocker on the right, and convenience key just below.
One noticeable difference is what appears to be a dual lens camera setup on the rear of the phone. This would be a new addition to the normal shooter from the KEYone that was more than capable. No other details are included in the photos, but one would think this may bring a monochrome option to the device.
These renders weren’t the only new item from BlackBerry rumored to be on its way. Professional leak agent, Evan Blass, is at it again as well with what looks to be a wireless charger or dock branded with the BlackBerry logo. This one could be just for Qi charging, but the company has a long partnership history with Samsung and it could be a DEX style station prototype.
We will keep an eye out for more information concerning both leaks and as always, the validity of these rumors are always questionable.