BlackBerry’s second Android smartphone, the DTEK50, was only officially introduced last week, but it may just be launching in Malaysia very soon. This is quite a change over the BlackBerry Priv, which took close to three months to make it here.
While we were looking through SIRIM’s database, we noticed a particularly interesting device with the model number “STH100-2” registered under Brightstar Malaysia. A quick Google search led us to this page, which revealed that the device in question is in fact the BlackBerry DTEK50.
Essentially, the DTEK50 is a rebadged Alcatel Idol 4, although BlackBerry claims that the former is the “world’s most secure smartphone.” After all, the company is most well-known for its focus on security, and the device’s name itself – a reference to BlackBerry’s DTEK software, which protects users from malware – shows this.
In terms of specification, the DTEK50 is adequately equipped. It is packed with a 5.2-inch Full HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 paired with 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage – expandable with a microSD card up to 2TB – along with a modest 2,610mAh battery. The DTEK50 also has a 13MP rear-camera with phase detection autofocus and an 8MP front-facing shooter.
Of course, just because the BlackBerry DTEK50 has been registered with SIRIM does not mean it will be launched in Malaysia. That being said, it’s definitely a promising sign, and we will keep a close eye on the local availability of the DTEK50.