Blackberry has launched 2 smartphones in India, DTEK50 and DTEK60, running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The company is touting that its latest smartphones are the “world’s most secure Android smartphones.”
The DTEK50 and the DTEK60, priced at Rs. 21,990 and Rs. 46,990 respectively are launched 10 months after Blackberry brought its extraordinary device PRIV in the market and failed!
DTEK50 is powered by a 1.2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 SoC coupled with 3GB of RAM.
DTEK60 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC (with two Kryo cores clocked at 2.15GHz, and two Kryo cores clocked at 1.6GHz) coupled with 4GB of RAM.
Internal storage –
DTEK50 comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 2TB).
DTEK60 bears 32GB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB).
DTEK50 sports a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display with a pixel density of 424ppi.
DTEK60 bears a 5.5-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) display with a pixel density of 534ppi.
DTEK50 bears a 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF, dual-tone LED flash, and a 6-element lens with a f/2.0 aperture. On the front, it bears an 8-megapixel fixed focus camera with an 84-degree wide-angle lens and a f/2.2 aperture.
DTEK60 bears a 21-megapixel rear camera with PDAF, dual-tone LED flash, and a 6-element f/2.0 lens. On the front, it features the 8-megapixel fixed focus camera as the DTEK50, an 84-degree wide-angle lens and a f/2.2 aperture.
DTEK50’s connectivity options include 4G LTE (with support for Indian LTE bands), Wi-Fi 802.11ac, FM radio, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, and NFC.
DTEK60’s connectivity options include 4G LTE (with support for Indian LTE bands), Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, and NFC. It also comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and a USB Type-C.
DTEK50 is powered by a 2610mAh non-removable battery with Quick Charge 2.0 that’s said to deliver up to 50 percent charge in 51 minutes.
DTEK60 is powered by a 3000mAh non-removable battery with Quick Charge 3.0, and rated to deliver up to 26 hours of talk time, and up to 14 days of standby time.
One of the major USPs of the phones is that; both the smartphones come with DTEK Security App, which, according to BlackBerry keeps a check on the OS and the installed applications continuously. The main aim of the app is to alert users if their privacy is at risk.
It’s also worth noting that BlackBerry is no longer manufacturing hardware itself, instead, focusing more on its software. Alcatel is manufactured DTEK50 and DTEK60, which bear striking similarities to the Alcatel Idol 4 and Alcatel Idol 4S, when it comes to the design and certain specifications.
BlackBerry has teamed up with Optiemus Infracom Limited to sell its smartphones in India.
DTEK50 will go on sale in India from this weekend, while DTEK60 will arrive in India in the beginning of December.