BlackBerry DTEK50 officially launched, runs on Android: Price and Specifications

BlackBerry has officially launched the BlackBerry DTEK50 smartphone. This is the second Android-running smartphone which is launched by the company. At various points, the phone was referred to as Hamburg, Neon, or DTEK50 and now we know that, out of those three, BlackBerry chose DTEK50 to be the phone’s official name.

The DTEK50 is “the world’s most secure Android smartphone” according to BlackBerry. The smartphone is already up for pre-order from BlackBerry’s  website in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands. It’s priced at $299 (INR 20,000), €339, CAD 429, and £275, respectively. The device will be available during the week of August 8.

Image Source: Android Central

Image Source: Android Central

Specifications of BlackBerry DTEK50

BlackBerry DTEK50 comes with a 5.2-inch (1080p resolution) touchscreen, a 13 mega-pixel rear camera with phase detection auto-focus (PDAF) and LED flash, an 8 mega-pixel selfie shooter. The device is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 617 SoC that comes with 3 GB RAM and 16 GB expandable storage. The device is backed with a 2,610 mAh battery and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.

Image Source: Android Central

Image Source: Android Central

The device comes with the BlackBerry Hub pre-installed, as well as the BlackBerry keyboard, while DTEK (the software) monitors your overall security rating and has suggestions for improving it. DTEK tracks your apps and notifies you when someone is taking pictures or videos without your knowledge, or accessing your contacts or location. The same goes for when your microphone is turned on and when an SMS is sent.

The phone also features a programmable BlackBerry Convenience Key, pop-up widgets, BlackBerry Device Search, Instant Actions, and Gesture Controls as part of the Canadian company’s software enhancements to Android.

Source: GSM Arena

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