Last month, BlackBerry had announced that it will not be making smartphones anymore. However, the BlackBerry DTEK60 has been listed by the online retailer, B&H. The Android smartphone is currently available for pre-orders in the US at $499.99 (approximately Rs. 33,500).
BlackBerry has announced that it plans to completely outsource smartphone design and production marketed under its brand. The BlackBerry DTEK60 has been spotted on several leaks over past few months. Now, the Android smartphone, is available via a third-party retailer, the B&H Photo, ahead of an official launch. However, it is listed as ‘Coming soon’, while the shipping time is shown as ‘Not available’.
The BlackBerry DTEK60 was accidentally made public on the company’s own website last month. The official web page revealed several specifications of the new smartphone. The details appeared on the web page were with the name ‘donotpublish’. It has since been taken down by the company. The leaked specifications of the new handset matched the previously rumored BlackBerry ‘Argon’ smartphone. It was also reported to be a re-branded variant of the TCL 950.
As per leaks, the BlackBerry DTEK60 Android smartphone features a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with QHD resolution and a pixel density of 534ppi. It is powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor along with 4GB of RAM. The smartphone comes with 32GB internal storage [non-expandable]. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.
The BlackBerry DTEK60 sports a 21-megapixel rear camera with PDAF and dual-LED flash. It also features an 8-megapixel front camera. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS, GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, and 4G. It measures 153.9 x 75.4 x 7mm and weighs 165 grams. Sensors on the smartphone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope. The single-SIM smartphone is backed by a 3000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 for fast charging.