Surprise! BlackBerry DTEK60 is now official

BlackBerry DTEK60 and family

BlackBerry may not be designing its own hardware anymore, but that hasn’t stopped it from revealing the DTEK60 Android smartphone.

The new handset is a follow-up of sorts to the DTEK50, which was only released a few months ago anyway.

Of course, BlackBerry will be lending its name to other hardware manufacturers, and judging by the DTEK range, they’ve been teaming up with TCL for a while now.

The DTEK50 looked like a rebadged TCL/Alcatel Idol 4S, while the new DTEK60 bears a resemblance to the TCL 950.

The BlackBerry DTEK60 is perhaps more evidence of the company’s future hardware plans

This extends to the cameras (21MP main camera/8MP selfie shooter), battery (3000mAh) and horsepower (Snapdragon 820 processor and 4GB of RAM). Otherwise, the DTEK60 differs by having a 2560×1440 AMOLED display and 32GB of storage. The TCL 950, on the other hand, has a 1080p display and 64GB of storage.

The DTEK60 also features the same customisable hardware key as the 950, allowing you to tie specific tasks or apps to a button press. Finally, the phone also features a fingerprint scanner, being a first for a BlackBerry handset, oddly enough.

As for a price, BlackBerry is selling a bundle online for US$499, including a soft shell case and travel charger in the package.



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