UPDATE (11:00AM, 27 June): BlackBerry has now officially unveiled the new DTEK50. We’ve updated this post with additional official information.
It has been a while since we’ve heard anything from the folks at BlackBerry but now, it seems like the next Android-based BlackBerry smartphone is already on its way. In fact, a little slip up has temporarily unlocked the official website for the device which is apparently called DTEK50 (or NEON on some parts of the website).
Due to that, there are plenty of things that we able to learn about new smartphone. Said to be made by TCL who is also responsible for Alcatel and Flash devices, DTEK50 is equipped with a 5.2-inch full HD (1920 x 1080) 424 ppi display.
The new smartphone is also equipped with a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor alongside 3GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage. Users are able to expand the phone’s storage space via its microSD card slot which supports hot swap and card with storage of up to 2TB.
Other than that, the DTEK50 also features 13-megapixels sensor on its rear camera that is equipped with Phase Detect Auto Focus system, 6-elements f/2.0 lens, and dual LED flash. On its front, there is also another camera with 8-megapixels sensor and f/2.2 fixed-focus lens.
Last but not least, it also features NFC capability and 2,610 mAh non-removable battery with quick-charge support that allows it to be charged to 50% capacity within 51 minutes. Since the new phone has yet to be officially announced by BlackBerry at the time this article is published, the release date and pricing for the device is not yet known at the moment.
UPDATE (11:00AM, 27 June): Long after the leak above, BlackBerry has finally announced its new DTEK50.
As the story goes, the new device apparently will be made available throughout the world although the actual list of selected countries has yet to be revealed. In terms of pricing, the DTEK50 by BlackBerry carries a price tag of USD 299 (about RM 1,217) in United States which is not too bad at all.
(Source: BlackBerry Official Blog)