Blackberry KEY2 Lite (Luna) might be in the works

The BlackBerry logo is pictured at the BlackBerry campus in Waterloo September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: BUSINESS LOGO TELECOMS)

BlackBerry’s latest KEY2 smartphone recently went on sale in the US. The device is among the more unique Android phones out there, featuring an improved QWERTY keyboard under the display.

However, not everyone might be willing to spend $650 on the device. Especially since the KEY2 packs middle-range specs including a Snapdragon 660 processor.

But if you still fancy the idea of having a phone with a QWERTY keyboard we have some good news for you. According to reliable leaker Evan Blass, the BlackBerry is allegedly working on a KEY2 Lite (dubbed Luna), a cheaper version of the KEY2.

Is this the BlackBerry KEY2 Lite?

Blass’ tweet was also accompanied by a photo of the upcoming phone. The pic shows the back of the device, which looks quite similar to the KEY2’s rear, complete with a dual camera. The main difference is the red trim that goes all around the phone’s outline.

In addition, the BlackBerry KEY2 Lite will apparently also be available in blue and copper variants.

We’re also told that the BlackBerry KEY2 and KEY2 Lite supposedly have the same size and form factor. Which means the upcoming device will also have a 4.5-inch display sitting on top of a QWERTY keyboard.

The tweet doesn’t reveal anything about possible specs. Yet, given that Lite smartphones always tends to come with watered down specs, we expect the KEY2 Lite to feature a less-powerful processor and under 6GB of RAM.

At the moment, we don’t have any information regarding a possible launch date. But given that IFA 2018 will be taking place next month, we could assume BlackBerry will unveil the KEY2 Lite during the event in Berlin.

All the big players in the tech space will be present at the tradeshow, including Samsung who is rumored to be saving the Galaxy Tab S4 tablet for the event.

Would you be interested in a cheaper BlackBerry KEY2? Let us know in the comment section below.