BlackBerry has given up the hardware manufacturing of smartphone devices and has decided to use Alcatel’s (TCL) reference design for both of its latest devices. The BlackBerry DTEK50 released this summer with a targeted niche fixated on software & device security on an Android operating system. And just last month they decided to push out the bigger and more premium handset the DTEK60. The DTEK60 is like the bigger, cooler brother of the DTEK50 in nearly every aspect.
Both Android handsets in our opinion are still firmly planted in the mid-range smartphone market, even though the BlackBerry DTEK60 is being marketed as a worthy flagship. The DTEK50 has a 5.2″ inch Full HD screen, a Snapdragon 617 chip, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, an 8MP selfie camera, and a 13MP rear shooter. The DTEK60 is where BlackBerry steps it up a bit. You’ll find a 5.5″ inch Quad HD screen, Snapdragon 820 chip, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, the same 8MP selfie camera but a 21MP rear camera. The BlackBerry DTEK60 also comes with a 1st time ever for BlackBerry devices – a fingerprint sensor on the rear of the device. Both devices ship with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, but I’ve heard rumors that only the DTEK60 will get Android Nougat 7.0.
The company reports that the DTEK50 and the DTEK60 will be coming to India very soon. The DTEK50 is scheduled to arrive on November 13th for Rs. 21,990 and the DTEK60 will come in December for Rs. 46,990.