BlackBerry is back with another Android based smartphone and followup to the BlackBerry PRIV. The Canadian hardware company’s second Android handset features a 5.2-inch full HD display, in place of BlackBerry’s trademark physical keyboard, the display has a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels with 424 PPI.
The rather formally named DTEK50 runs Android Marshmallow coupled with a slew of security features aimed at maintaining the company’s long-standing privacy focus. Among them is the titular DTEK app designed to monitor account and hardware access, a secure boot process, full disk encryption, and a variety of additional security patches on top of Google’s mobile operating system.
In place of the physical keyboard is a new smart software version featuring word suggestions and the like. The company has also outfitted the software with its Hub with inbox unification and Convenience Key featuring frequently used apps. The handset continues the company’s enterprise support with a variety of apps and also utilizes Android for Work and Google Play for Work.
The DTEK50 features expandable memory via a micro SD slot and has a rear-facing- 13-megapixel camera with auto-focus and a dual-tone LED flash, there is also an 8mp front camera with no LED lights.
Without the trademark keyboard, there doesn’t appear to be much distinguishing the hardware from the glut of mid-tier Android devices currently on the market.
That said, its 7.4 mm makes the DTEK50 the company’s thinnest phone to date. It’s also a fairly lightweight 4.8 ounces (135 gram). The battery clocks in at a solid 2610mAh. There’s 16GB of built-in storage and a quad-core CPU which is complimented by a 3GB RAM.
It’s available now for pre-order, with a $299 price tag. It’s set to start shipping on August 8th, Each purchase comes with a BlackBerry MP-12600 Mobile Power Charger sporting a 12,600mAh battery capacity.
Detailed specs of the BlackBerry DTEK50 below
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|4G Network||LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500) – EMEA|
|Status||Expected: 8th August 2016|
|Dimensions||147 x 72.5 x 7.4 mm, 135 grams|
|Type||IPS FHD capacitive, multitouch touchscreen with 16,000,000 colors|
|Size||5.2 inches, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 424 pixels per inch|
Memory And OS
|Card slot||MicroSD, up to 256GB|
|OS||Android 6.0 marshmallow|
|Processors||Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 and Adreno 405 GPU plus Qualcomm Snapdragon 617|
|Alert types||Vibration, MP3 ringtones|
|Audio port||3.5mm jack|
|2G||GPRS – up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps|
|3G||Up to 42 mbps downlink; Up to 5.76 mbps uplink|
|WIFI||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct|
|Bluetooth||Version 4.1, A2DP|
|GPS||A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|Primary||13 MP, feature: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, HDR, autofocus camera with dual LED flash|
|Capacity||non-removeable 2610mAh Li-Ion battery|
|Stand-by||Up to 576 h (3G)|
|Talk time||Up to 17 h (3G)|
|Music play||up to 40 h|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyroscope, Light, Compass|
|Messaging||SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, BBM|
|Miscellaneous||– Fast battery charging: 50% in 51 min (Quick Charge 2.0)
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
– Active noise cancellation mic
|Price level||About 299 USD|