BlackBerry DTEK60 Goes Official With 5.5-Inch QHD Display, Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM For $499 Price Tag

The BlackBerry DTEK60 is what from the past rumors looking at, is the latest flagship Android smartphone from the Canadian manufacturer. BlackBerry although made an announcement about ceasing its in-house phone production, but today we have witnessed the introduction of yet another BlackBerry Android-powered smartphone. Here are the details you need to check out.

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The newly launched smartphone BlackBerry DTEK60 comes as no surprise, which was already well acquainted with the device which is now made official. Much like its DTEK50, the DTEK60 is purely based on an existing Alcatel, or rather TCL design. Of course, BlackBerry has made some minor changes and improvements to the specs-sheet as well.

BlackBerry DTEK60 Specifications

The said DTEK60 device features a metal-framed body with a dual-glass finish – one on the back and another up front. It is built with a 5.5-inch Quad HD display and is powered by a Snapdragon 820 SoC, paired with 4GB of RAM memory, 32GB of internal storage as well.

In terms of photography sensor feature, the BlackBerry’s DTEK60 sports a 21-megapixel rear camera unit and an 8-megapixel for selfie shots on its front. There’s a 3000mAh battery for better life and the device which we are taking care also has a fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C port and a programmable button on the side.

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On the software front, the BlackBerry DTEK60 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, also upgradable to Android 7.0 Nougat in the future. Still, you can add productivity in the right enterprise environment thanks to the BlackBerry’s own apps, like the BB HUB and Calendar. Bootloader there (Hardware Root of Trust), in order to protect business data against hackers rooting the device. For that you will get all of your phone’s data stored and protected with FIPS 140-2 encryption, and the DTEK app lets you monitor and fix privacy violations. Unlocking the device, accessing Password Keeper app, and making any purchases, through Android Pay is also present.

In Brief:

  • 5.5-inch (2560 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD display
  • Quad-Core Snapdragon 820 64-bit processor with Adreno 530 GPU
  • 4GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, expandable memory with microSD
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 21MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, 4K Video recording
  • 8MP front-facing camera, f/2.2 aperture, 1.125um pixel size, 84-degree wide-angle lens, LED flash
  • Dimensions:  153.9 x 75.4 x 7 mm; Weight: 165g
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB Type-C
  • 3000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Price / Availability

The BlackBerry DTEK60 is now available to end users as SIM-free device for $449 (£475 / CA$ $650 / € 579 / INR 33,340 approx.). Head to the BlackBerry Online Store in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Netherlands to purchase. To be available in other countries in the coming weeks.

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