UPDATE - Since posting this, the folks at Telefoonabonnement, the original source of the news, have reached out to me and shared the actual GeekBench result link, which can be viewed here.
Since October, there have been rumors of a KEYone successor floating around. The basis of those rumors is a profile listing found on the TCL website which listed a device thus far known as BBF100-1 featuring a Snapdragon 660 with a 1620x1080 display and a physical keyboard. Based on that info, many folks have dubbed it a KEYone successor or 'KEYtwo'.
Now, a new image suggested to be from benchmark site GeekBench has appeared adding a few more additional details. Specifically that the BBF100-1, whatever it ends up being named, will feature Android 8.0 Oreo and come loaded with 6GB of RAM. I love rumors as much as the next person, but there are a few reasons to hold back excitement here.
For one, the original source of the Benchmark image has not posted an actual link to the results, everything is seemingly based on an image from the GeekBench site, which is so easy to fake all you need is a web browser and the ability to find the Inspect Element button. Secondly, independent searches on the GeekBench site don't turn up the BBF100-1 results either. Every device before it is searchable on GeekBench, for example: BBA100-1, BBC100-1, even the never released BlackBerry 'Ontario' had a results page to refer to, so that's certainly something to consider.
To be clear, I'm not saying the info is incorrect or someone is out there intentionally faking this stuff, there's enough evidence to suggest the device exists in some fashion but what I am saying is that it would advisable to just relax a little and wait for something a little more substantial to appear. Even an actual link to the GeekBench results would be better than just an image of suggested GeekBench results. If anyone can find the real link to the results, let me know. Until then, it's just some more rumors to add to the mix.
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