BlackBerry has announced its second Android smartphone today, the Blackberry DTEK 50. The Blackberry DTEK 50 is a midrange device, the first all-touchscreen smartphone Blackberry device. Blackberry claims that the DTEK 50 is the “world’s most secure smartphone.”
The device is available for preorder directly from Blackberry at $299.99 and will be available on August 8th.
Blackberry DTEK 50 Specifications
- 5.2-inch Full HD Display(Scratch resistant)
- 1980 ×1080 resolution, 424 ppi
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- 3GB RAM
- 13-megapixel camera
- 8-megapixel front camera with flash
- 2,610mAh battery
BlackBerry says it has modified the Android OS with its own technology which originally developed for BB10 devices to make it more secure. The company promises to deliver security patches regularly.
Earlier this year, BlackBerry said that it will be releasing three smartphones and it appears that the DTEK 50 is the first. Though the DTEK 50 doesn’t have a physical keyboard like other blackberry devices, the company recently stated that it is not abandoning its traditional keyboards and there will be future devices with physical keyboards.