BlackBerry joined the Android fraternity back in 2015 with the release of the Priv. This year has seen the BlackBerry DTEK50 come to life and apparently, there is a new BlackBerry DTEK60 in the works.
Formerly codenamed Argon, the new BlackBerry DTEK60 is now making headlines in the smartphone industry even before it is availed to the world. Surprising, the leaked information comes from the official BB website, but the details had been hidden in a separate file, but there are no details on the official release date of the phone as well as the pricing details.
If you thought the naming sequence from BlackBerry DTEK50 to BlackBerry DTEK60 means that the phone comes in with mere incremental upgrades, well, you have a lot of rethinking to do. In essence, BlackBerry has reimagined the DTEK60, making it bigger in size and better in terms of quality of display. You also get more processing power as opposed to its predecessor.
To be more precise, the BlackBerry DTEK60 comes with a 5.5-inch QHD display screen that has a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. Under the hood, there is a Snapdragon 820 SoC, an Adreno 530 GPU and a RAM of 4GB. The phone carries 32GB of onboard storage and it is kept alive by a 3000mAh battery unit. This huge battery is charged through a USB Type-C cable that is compatible with Quick Charge 3.0 technology.
On the back of the BlackBerry DTEK60 is a 21MP snapper whereas the front part has an 8MP sensor. You also get a fingerprint scanner for authentication purposes. But unlike the new BB boys in the Android niche, there is no physical keyboard on the DTEK60 smartphone. In terms of software, the phone is rumored to be coming with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which could be a disappointment considering that Android Nougat is the latest OS in town.
This September 28 will see BlackBerry hold an earnings call event, during which more light will be shed on the performance of the company in the Android world. If things have been going on well, the BlackBerry DTEK60 will definitely not be the last of its kind we see from the Canadian company.