The recently announced BlackBerry DTEK50, which is being marketed as the most secure Android 6.0 Marshmallow handset on the market right now, has met its first setback.
While the BlackBerry DTEK50 will face some really tough competition from other mid-range smartphones, especially from China as well as from powerhouses such as Samsung and Apple (iPhone SE), the fact that it is trading on a privacy and security path will for sure add some soup into its marketing strategies.
Initially, the mid-ranger was to start shipping as from August 8, however, things did not materialize as expected and instead, the BlackBerry DTEK50 will now start shipping from August 15th. Apparently, there is no clear explanation from BlackBerry regarding this change of date, or perhaps it is still coming, even though it is about 5 days since the initial date of shipping the handset. But still, there should be a good reason for this. Even though this is happening, MobileSyrup reports that some people are still receiving their pre-orders as scheduled at first.
In case you haven’t heard of the BlackBerry DTEK50 handset, well, it is the second Android-powered BlackBerry phone to come to life, following the release of the BlackBerry Priv towards the end of last year. Unlike the Priv that targeted the high-end market, this model has put the low-end spenders in mind, but this comes at a consequence of slightly trimmed down specs when compared to the flagship offering.
There is a decent 5.2-inch Full HD display screen with 1080p resolution. Under the hood, the DTEK50 packs a capable Snapdragon 617 SoC that is paired with a flagship RAM of 3GB. However, you will not be impressed with the mere 16GB of onboard storage on offer, but the good thing is that it can be expanded via a microSD card of up to 2TB. To keep the phone going, BlackBerry went for a 2610mAh battery unit, and it supports Quick Charge 2.0 technology, meaning you get fast charging, but there is no wireless charging.
In terms of photography, the BlackBerry DTEK50 promises great performances with its 13MP rear-facing camera and 8MP front-facing snapper.