BlackBerry DTEK60 with Snapdragon 820 SoC and 4GB RAM launched

Blackberry has finally launched the BlackBerry DTEK60. It is a high-end device featuring Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Snapdragon 820 SoC and 4GB RAM.

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After much speculations and leaks, BlackBerry has finally released the Blackberry DTEK60. It’s a budget-oriented smartphone with high-end flagship specs. The unlocked version of the DTEK60 is priced at $499.

Talking about the device, the Blackberry DTEK60 is a top-notch smartphone featuring top of the line specs. It sports a 5.5-inch QuadHD IPS LCD display with 534 for the PPI. The dual glass panel is a good addition to the device. And like its predecessor, the DTEK50, the BlackBerry DTEK60 gets its looks from Alcatel’s Idol-series, this time from the Idol 4S.

Under the hood, the device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad-core processor. The processor comes with Adreno 530 GPU and 4GB RAM. In the storage front, the device has a 32GB on-board storage that can be expanded up to 256 GB via a microSD card.

In the software front, the Blackberry DTEK60 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with BlackBerry already conforming that it’s in talks with Google for the Nougat update. BlackBerry is known for its secure software environment and the DTEK60 is continuing that tradition. The device constitutes secure bootloader, Hardware Root of Trust, DTEK app, and quick updates for security patch.

Blackberry DTEK60 features a 21MP rear facing and 8MP front facing camera.
Blackberry DTEK60 features a 21MP rear facing and 8MP front facing camera.

Camera wise, the DTEK60 is equipped with a 21-megapixel rear facing camera and an 8-megapixel front facing camera. The device features USB Type-C connector that is capable of fast charging as it is enabled with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. The DTEK60 is first BlackBerry device to house a fingerprint sensor. A 3,000mAh battery is at the back for powering the device.

The DTEK60 is a good move from the Canadian OEM. It is a sign of BlackBerry’s changing strategy in the realm of smartphones. It finally looks to be catching up with people’s needs in the present time. But priced at $499, it will have to go up against the big hitters like the OnePlus 3 and the ZTE Axon 7, both cheaper than the DTEK60.

Here’s all you need to know about the BlackBerry DTEK60:

DISPLAY 5.5-inch 1440 x 2560 pixels IPS LCD display with 534 ppi Pixel Density
CHIPSET Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
CPU Quad-Core Processor
GPU Adreno 530
OPERATING SYSTEM Android 6.0 Marshmallow
EXPANDABLE MEMORY Up to 256GB via microSD card
SIM Single SIM
PRICE $499 (Internationally)