BlackBerry recently announced that it will halt production of new smartphones and instead focus on its software business. Additionally, the company said it would completely outsource smartphone design and production marketed under its brand and trademark. Now, the BlackBerry DTEK60 smartphone has entered the market unofficially through third-party entities.
Initially, BlackBerry themselves accidentally made the DTEK60 public via its own website. It’s said to be a rebranded variant of the TCL 950. Furthermore, the DTEK60 can be preordered from certain third party sites like B&H Photo, priced at USD 499.99 (around PHP 24289.76). Not only that, but the online retailer clearly lists the handset as “Coming soon” and the shipping time as “Not available.”
From the preorder post by the third party seller, it seems that the BlackBerry DTEK60 Android smartphone features a 5.5-inch QHD Amoled display, Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of inbuilt storage. For picture and video lovers, there’s a 21-megapixel rear camera with PDAF and dual-LED flash, and an 8-megapixel front camera. All of these internal parts will be run by the Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It also promises a longer battery life with 3,000mAh battery that supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 for fast charging. Connectivity options will Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS, GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, and 4G.