BlackBerry has finally launched its DTEK60 smartphone. After Priv and DTEK50, the DTEK60 is the third smartphone from BlackBerry to run Android operating system. Priced at $499, the unlocked handset can be purchased directly from BlackBerry's official website. BlackBerry DTEK60 is actually based on the hardware design of the Alcatel Idol 4s and thus looks almost exactly like it.
In terms of hardware specifications, BlackBerry DTEK60 comes with a 5.5-inch Quad HD IPS LCD display of 1440x2560 pixel resolution. It's powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which is expandable through microSD cards of up to 2TB in size. Major connectivity options of the device include 4G, LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC and USB Type-C. The whole package is backed by a 3,000mAh non-removable battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support. The phone also comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The DTEK60 comes with a customizable BlackBerry Convenience Key, which can be quickly used as a Mute key during an ongoing voice call.
For imaging duties, the DTEK60 has a 21MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus and dual-tone LED flash. The camera can record 4K videos at 30fps and slo-mo 120fps videos in 720p resolution. An 8MP front-facing camera with Full HD recording capability is also included.
Running Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box, the BlackBerry DTEK60 will almost certainly get the Android 7.0 Nougat update sometime in the future. It comes preloaded with a whole suite of BlackBerry's productivity apps such as Keyboard, Hub, BBM, Services and Password Keeper. Standard Google apps such as Gmail, Hangouts and YouTube are there as well.
Like the previous two Android smartphones from BlackBerry, the DTEK60's highlight is its security enhancements. The handset comes with a 'DTEK by BlackBerry' app, which automatically monitors the operating system and apps and lets the users know when their data and its privacy could be at risk.
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