Everything we know about BlackBerry DTEK60 so far
In an attempt to limit the number of employees the company has to lay off in the long run, the CEO of BlackBerry has officially announced they will no longer be manufacturing smartphones anymore. BlackBerry will license their technology and brand to other companies so they can develop and manufacture the smartphones. They’ve already signed a deal with a telecom joint venture in Indonesia who will manufacture, distribute and promote BlackBerry devices within the country. Chen confirms these will also be running their secure versions of the Android OS.
BlackBerry released its DTEK50 last month as a its second Android phone following the Priv. We heard rumors that the company would be launching more Android devices, possibly one for each quarter for the next two quarters. This might be true given that a new Android phone, the DTEK60, just passed through the FCC.
The images of the upcoming DTEK60 come to us courtesy of ‘evleaks’. TCL, the company that owns the Alcatel brand, has just unveiled the TCL 950. If that doesn’t sound too exciting, get this: this is the phone that will eventually get rebranded as the BlackBerry DTEK60.
There are no specs provided along with the images, but since the TCL 950 is out, we can speculate on what we can expect to see on the upcoming DTEK60 since there is a good chance that BlackBerry’s newest device is nothing but a rebrand with perhaps a small spec change here and there. The display on the TCL 950 is a 5.5″ FHD AMOLED display. Inside, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage along with expandability up to 128GB. The phone bears a 3,000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support, and a USB Type-C port. The device also sports a convenience key on the side. The camera setup involves a 21MP Sony IMX230 with f/2.2 on the rear and a 8MP shooter with f/2.2 on the front.
The DTEK60 might deviate from the TCL 950 on the screen resolution, as the BlackBerry device has been rumored to sport a QHD display. Further, there could be changes on the storage and expandability front, but the rest of the spec is likely to remain intact, including the Snapdragon 820 SoC.
According to NCIX, the DTEK60 will cost $700 in Canada, and will launch on November 10th. NCIX also posted several official photos of the device.
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