While Blackberry has officially given up on hardware development, the Canadian tech company is still in the business of releasing smartphones under their brand. The earlier released DTEK50 is proof of that new direction, as the phone is essentially a rebadged Alcatel Idol 4S. Hurray for outsourcing.
The DTEK60 is a flagship tier offering from Blackberry, most likely a reconfigured device from TCL, Alcatel’s parent company. The recently unveiled TCL 950 shares a lot similarities with the DTEK60, so it’s probably safe to say that this one’s a rebadged phone too.
- 2.15GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor
- Adreno 530 graphics processor
- 4GB RAM
- 5.5-inch QHD IPS LCD display, 2560 x 1440 resolution
- 64GB expandable storage, up to 256GB via microSD
- 21-megapixel rear camera, f/2.0, phase detection AF, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
- 8-megapixel front camera, f/2.2
- WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- Fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C port
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- 3000mAh battery, Li-Ion, non-removable, Quick Charge 3.0
Currently, the Blackberry DTEK60 is listed online with a price tag of $499.99 (~Php 25K), though, without a specific shipping date.
Given Blackberry’s shift to software development, and depending on market reception, the DTEK60 might be the last ever “Blackberry” branded smartphone to ever hit the shelves.