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Blackberry Launches DTEK50 : Thinnest Blackberry Yet

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You thought Blackberry was done with handsets? Well think again. The company has launched a brand new phone, with no name (Curve, Bold or Privé)and just a model number, dubbed the DTEK50, it is the thinnest Blackberry phone yet.

Yes the phone runs Android, and is 7.4mm thick, has built in full-data encryption, built-in malware protection,hardware support for tracking and provisioning. The included DTEK security app secures the Android OS more than usual ( the usual not being very secure)

This touch only phone is a rare handset from Blackberry which usually has a close connection with physical keyboards.  BlackBerry Hub communications is in there too.

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The Blackberry phone supports a 13MP rear camera with phase detection auto focus, an f/2.0 aperture and support for 1080p video recording at 30fps, as well as an 8MP front camera with an f/2.2 aperture. The Phone has a 2610mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 2.0. The heart of the DTEK50 is a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage, and microSD expansion up to 2TB

The phone is on sale on Blackberry’s website for US $ 299, 12600mAh power bank is included for those who pre order.

Specs

Blackberry DTEK50 Full Specifications

Display 5.2 inch 24-bit color depth
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels 424 ppi
Dimensions 147 mm x 72.5 mm x 7.4 mm / 135 g
Chipset Snapdragon 617 Octa-Core, 64 bit
CPU Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 and Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 405, 550MHz GPU
RAM 3 GB RAM
Storage 16 GB
Rear Camera 13 MP . 1080p at 30fps, PDAF,  6-element f2.0 lens
Front Camera 8MP Fixed-Focus, f2.2, 1080p at 30fps
Expandability  2TB MicroSD support  : Single nano-SIM slot
Battery 2610 mAh Quick Charge 2.0
Connectivity 4G LTE (Cat. 6), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2LE.EDR, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, NFC
OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow With Blackberry Security
Misc/Sensors Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Light, Hall Effect, Led Notification Light
Price  $299
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Bharat Nagpal
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  • lutenic

    Not a copy. But sourced from the same supplier who made Idol 4. Its official redesign by BB.

  • Vicky Singh

    True copy of alcate idiol 4 and no logo of blackberry on front

  • Awais Ahmed

    For a midranger they should have gone with the 652 processor instead.

  • Price Siddhartha

    Wow… Wow… Wow

  • Subhadeep Sen

    Dear blackberry, pls don’t waste your money nobody wants to buy your phone

  • KimTea da Madridista

    Samuel Winchester analh asn

  • Sameer Sahoo

    Almost 20 to 30 k

  • Naushad Kazi

    processor is 617U0001f624 not good for brand like BlackBerry to introduce a new phone with that processor

  • Ravi Raj Patwa

    ohh Welcome Back BB

  • Paurush Chaudhary

    RIP Hard Drives! U0001f602

  • ??? ??????

    It seems blackberry borrow this design from alcatel idol.

  • Vinayak Nadagouda

    Everything was good till the end but then came a disappointing 617 processor

  • Jatin Upadhyay

    This is Blackberry Neon! And they are going to launch two more phones the Blackberry Argon and Blackberry Mercury.

  • Nehal Hasnain

    Design are not satisfied, but price are very high in this configuration. Xiaomi offers many more options in this price. After all this is Blackberry and their security.

  • Rohit Rana

    Oneplus 3 gold launched in USA and availability for India will be revealed soon

  • Naveen Nani

    the phone is worth for this price..

  • Kiran Doddapaneni

    The price price is expected around $300…Reminiscent of Alcatel idol phone

  • Satish Gaikwad

    Is this available in india?

  • Vasanth Kumar B

    Please provide the mobile Price In a Affordable range…Many Of them are interested…