The BlackBerry DTEK60 could be released very soon, according to the latest reports coming in from the Federal Communications Commission.
The phone accidentally showed up on the company’s website a few days ago and as of now, it has made an appearance at the FCC, the U.S. agency that is charged with the duty of certifying that devices used in the country meet certain standards. Once a phone makes an appearance at the FCC and approved, the next task remains to the OEM and this is unveiling or releasing the phone to the masses.
As the name suggests, the BlackBerry DTEK60 is the successor to the DTEK50 that was released a few weeks ago. The phone will be coming in as the third from the Canadian company based on Android OS, after the aforementioned DTEK50 and last year’s Priv.
BlackBerry has not been enjoying the best sales since making the switch from BB10 to Android Lollipop. The Priv, however, has already been updated to Android Marshmallow and is among the ones expected to receive the Nougat treat. Even though the latter OS is already out, the upcoming BlackBerry DTEK60 should come preinstalled with Android Marshmallow.
There is little that can be gathered from the FCC filings, however, previous reports had suggested that the BlackBerry DTEK60 will come with flagship specs. These include a QHD display screen, a Snapdragon 820 SoC alongside 4GB of RAM. The company is also expected to include a fingerprint scanner on the new handset, alongside other features that were missed on the Priv. Apparently, the DTEK60 will come without a physical keyboard.
As for the launch date, there is still no word, but now that the DTEK60 has been certified by the FCC, it shouldn’t be long before it appears in the official channels for purchase.
Earlier this year, BlackBerry confirmed that it will release three Android-powered devices this year. Now that two are confirmed, the wait for the third device is still on.