Blackberry’s latest smartphones launched in India


BlackBerry launched its latest Android smartphones, DTEK 60 and the DTEK 50 in India today. Out of these 2, DTEK60 is the last smartphone which is completely made by the Canadian smartphone maker. The smartphones were launched in US recently. While the BlackBerry DTEK50 costs Rs 21,990, the more powerful DTEK60 is priced at Rs 46,990.

On looks front, BlackBerry DTEK60 is very similar to Alcatel Idol 4s, with some analysts calling the smartphone rebranded Alcatel Idol 4. The specifications of BlackBerry DTEK50 are also similar to that of Idol 4.

The highlight of both smartphones- DTEK 60 and the DTEK 50 is their security feature. The handsets come with a ‘DTEK by BlackBerry’ app, which automatically monitors the operating system and apps. It lets the users get to know when their data and privacy could be at risk. Both also come with a customizable BlackBerry Convenience Key, which can be quickly used as a Mute key during an ongoing voice call.

The BlackBerry DTEK50 and DTEK60 come with preloaded 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 also there. They also come with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

BlackBerry DTEK 60

In terms of hardware specifications, BlackBerry DTEK60 comes with a 5.5-inch Quad HD IPS LCD display of 1440×2560 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.

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.

BlackBerry DTEK 50

The DTEK50 by BlackBerry is one of its slimmest devices yet at 7.4mm. It features a 5.2-inch full-HD resolution, scratch-resistant display and is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, clubbed with 3GB RAM. The smartphone houses 16GB of inbuilt storage, which can be further expanded via a microSD card (up to 2TB).
The BlackBerry DTEK50 sports a 13MP autofocus rear camera along with an 8MP front-facing camera. Both can record videos in full-HD resolution at 30 frames per second.

Backed by a 2610mAh battery, the DTEK50 comes with Quick Charge 2.0 tech and is rated to deliver up to 17 hours of talk time. It measures 147×72.5×7.4mm and weighs 135 gram. The smartphone supports the same connectivity features as the DTEK 60.

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Sameeksha Bhardwaj, From ITvoir News Desk