So, the leak was real: DTEK60 has been confirmed as the name of BlackBerry’s new Android-based smartphone. This and many more information regarding the device were finally made official by BlackBerry last night.
In general, the DTEK60 is a high-end Android smartphone with security features such as secure boot and disk encryption built into it together with pre-installed BlackBerry software such as BlackBerry Hub, DTEK app, WatchDox and many more. As revealed by the leak, BlackBerry has also confirmed that DTEK60 carries a fingerprint sensor for another layer of security.
Just like DTEK50, the new DTEK60 smartphone is manufactured by TCL which is known for Alcatel and Flash devices. Built with a 5.5-inch quad HD (2560 x 1440) touch display, the new BlackBerry DTEK60 is running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and comes standard with 4GB RAM as well as 32GB internal storage. MicroSD card slot is also a standard feature on the device and supports card with storage of up to 2TB.
For photography, DTEK60 relies on its 21-megapixels rear auto-focus camera that also equipped with Phase Detect Auto Focus feature, 6-elements f/2.0 lens, and dual-tone LED flash. On the front, there is also an 8-megapixels camera with f/2.2 84-degrees wide-angle lens.
DTEK60 is also equipped with a 3000 mAh battery that provides the smartphone with up to 24 hours of operational time. The new smartphone can be obtained in United States immediately for USD 499 (about RM 2,073) although there is no information regarding its availability in Malaysia at the moment despite its appearance on SIRIM’s databse recently.