Blackberry has announced a new Android phone called the Blackberry DTEK50. This comes as a surprise, as the launch sort of came out of the blue.
But unlike its previous Android phone, the PRIV, which came with a cool physical keyboard which the company is renown for, it appears that DTEK is not from Blackberry’s in-house designers. It is actually the Alcatel Idol 4, which BlackBerry has rebranded with its own software additions.
The BlackBerry DTEK50 sports a 5.2-inch Full HD 1080p display, which has a scratch resistant glass and an Oleophobic coating to prevent fingerprint smudges. The device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which is packed with security features which lets the phone monitor the OS and apps for privacy issues, and notifies you of the same.
The DTEK50 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor with 3GB RAM and an Adreno 405 GPU. The phone has 16GB of storage and supports upto 2TB of expandable memory via microSD card slot. The DTEK50 has a Convenience Key on the side, which can be customised for accessing most used apps, tasks and even for muting an ongoing call.
The Blackberry DTEK50 features a 13 megapixel rear camera, with PDAF, Dual LED flash, and an 8 megapixel front camera with an f/2.2 aperture with a front facing flash for selfies.
Blackberry DTEK50 Technical Specifications:
- Display: 5.2-inch Full HD 1080p. 424 PPI
- Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Octa-Core (Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 + Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53)
- RAM: 3GB
- GPU: Adreno 405, 550MHz
- Storage: 16GB, upto 2TB of expandable memory via microSD memory card
- Battery: 2610 mAh, Quick Charge 2.0 (50% charge in 51 minutes)
- Rear Camera: 13-megapixel, Phase Detect Auto Focus (PDAF), Fast focus lock, HDR, 6-element f2.0 lens, Dual Tone LED Flash, 4x digital zoom, face detection, image stabilization, 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps
- Front Camera: 8 megapixel Fixed-Focus, f2.2 aperture, 1.125um pixel size, 84° wide angle/field of view lens, Image & video stabilization, 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps, Selfie Flash, Wide Selfie Mod
- Weight: 135g
- Dimensions: 147 x 72.5 x 7.4 mm
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Light, Hall Effect
- Connectivity: Nano SIM card, GSM/GPRS/EDGE, 4G LTE, NFC, Wi-Fi, 3.5mm Audio Jack, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Micro-USB 2.0, USB OTG
- Model Number: STH100-1
The Blackberry DTEK50 has been priced at $299 and is available for pre-order in the U.S. and for $429 CDN in Canada, and for £275 in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and The Netherlands. It will be available from 40 BlackBerry partners globally.