Blackberry DTEK50 full specifications, features and price.

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
Keyboard Touchscreen
Colors Black
Cover Plastic
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
Internal 16GB
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
Loudspeaker Yes
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
USB MicroUSB v2.0
Primary 13 MP, feature: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, HDR, autofocus camera with dual LED flash
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary 8MP
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
Other Features
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyroscope, Light, Compass
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, BBM
Browser HTML5
Java Yes
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

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