BlackBerry DTEK50, DTEK60 Android phones land in India

BlackBerry DTEK50, DTEK60

BlackBerry’s officially launched the DTEK50 and DTEK60 in India, its latest pair of Android-running smartphones. The two are the follow-up to the lackluster Priv and have been blessed with more affordable price tags.

The DTEK50 first hit the scene back in July this year and was followed by the DTEK60 in October. Both are essentially rebranded versions of TCL’s Alcatel Idol 4 and Idol 4S, respectively. BlackBerry’s added its own touches here and there when it comes to design but has mostly focused on its software and security offerings, dubbing the two the world’s most secure Android smartphones.

The 5.2-inch 1080p DTEK50 is the cheaper option and will set buyers back by Rs 21990. It runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and a 2610mAh battery. Daily activities are conducted with the combined power of a 1.5GHz octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor, Adreno 405 GPU, and 3GB of RAM.

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The top draw of the DTEK50 is BlackBerry’s enhanced security thanks to features like malware protection, encryption, security monitoring via the DTEK app, Hardware Root of Trust, Android OS hardening, and Secure Boot Process. The company is looking to target enterprises with the handset, hoping its specialized suite of productivity applications and privacy enhancements appeal to them.

As for the Rs 46990 DTEK60, the device boasts of better specs all around, including a bigger 5.5-inch QHD display and Snapdragon 820 processor. It notably comes with a fingerprint scanner, something which the DTEK50 lacks.

Specifications of the BlackBerry DTEK60 at a glimpse:

– Display: 5.5-inch, 2560 x 1440 pixels
– OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, upgradable to Nougat
– CPU: quad-core Snapdragon 820
– GPU: Adreno 530
– Battery: 3000mAh
– Camera: 21MP rear, 8MP front
– Storage: 32GB, expandable up to 2TB
– RAM: 4GB
– Size: 153.9 x 75.4 x 6.99mm
– Weight: 165g
– Connectivity: LTE Advanced, USB Type-C, Wi-Fiac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS, GLONASS

The BlackBerry DTEK50 and DTEK60 will hit Indian outlets this weekend and in early December, respectively.