After releasing the world’s most secure Android smartphone, BlackBerry is planning to launch another smartphone by the end of this year. This latest smartphone is codenamed as Argon, but will officially be known as DTEK60 in the market. This information was found on the official BlackBerry US website through a document about the specs hosted on it. According to the web address of this document, probably this document was not for the public to discover. The derivation of the name is from the DTEK security app which was present in the BlackBerry Priv.
The specs of BlackBerry DTEK60
Although not much is known about its external appearance, it might be a big, all touch screen device. It might have a powerful processor and can support the latest Quick Charge and Type-C Connectivity. If rumors are to be believed, this model will be the first BlackBerry smartphone to have a fingerprint scanner. It will not have a physical keyboard which means there is no slider in this model. The rest of its specs include a 5.5-inch screen with a 1440×2560 resolution. The screen will have intuitive gesture based navigation.
The BlackBerry DTEK60 will have a Snapdragon 820 chipset present under the hood. It will also contain a quad-core CPU and the Andreno 530 GPU. It will comprise of 4GB of RAM along with 32GB of internal storage. According to the specs announced the BlackBerry DTEK60 with a 21-megapixel sensor in its rear camera and an 8-megapixel sensor in its front camera. The display will have a Quad HD resolution which means that it’ll provide a pixel density of around 534ppi. Rumours also suggest that this BlackBerry smartphone will have a curved look but there has been no confirmation yet. Probably it will have very subtle curvature right at the edges of the glass rather than full-on curves.
The Type-C port at the bottom of the smartphone will support full USB 2.0 instead of the usual 1.0 support. The storage can be expandable to up to 2TB via microSD card and shipping will take place with the type of connector in demand. The specs proclaim it is 153.9mm tall, 75.4mm wide and 7mm thin. Speculations suggest that the BlackBerry DTEK60 will resemble the BlackBerry DTEK50 in terms of its looks. Though there has been no official image release of this smartphone, it might appear close to DTEK50.
More about BlackBerry DTEK60
The BlackBerry DTEK60 has a major attraction which is its Convenience Key. This Convenience Key is customizable according to the preferences of the user. It is programmable to launch whichever apps the user chooses to launch by pressing it. It can also be useful to mute calls during an active phone call. Rumours suggest that the launch of BlackBerry DTEK60 will mostly take place in October 2016. Its price might be around $600-$700. As this new smartphone is devoid of a physical QWERTY keypad, BlackBerry fans might face slight disappointment. But the all-touch screen feature of this phone is also one of its most important selling points.
So it seems Blackberry has finally decided to jump in the battlefield with the right set of the army! My friend owned its predecessor DTEK50 and I’ve seen the amount of trouble he used to land in with that piece. This, however, looks more than a basic upgrade. After all, Blackberry was in a dire need of something like this to carry on its legacy of an affordable processor. I would say one can bet on this device considering it arrives with richer and bigger display screen similar to fellow competitors. The processing power sounds good. Also, Blackberry has decided to surprise Android lovers with QC3.0 (Quick Charge) Enabled, USB Type-C, Fingerprint sensor, and Convenience key, which is something that big league players like Samsung and Xiaomi are betting on. Convenience key sounds cool to me. To top it all, Blackberry’s strong encryption and software arrive as icing on chocolate cake. It’s a thumbs up from my side.
Oh, this piece is gonna be a cake. Trust me. The first ever handset that I owned was Blackberry Bold and oh boy what a great phone it was. Blackberry has always been a trusted source of encryption provider as compared to other handsets available in the market (of course we aren’t including Apple as its difficult for anyone to compete with genius).
$600-$700 ?? I think as a latest entrant from a company that is on the verge of decline the price is too high. iPhone 256GB costs $968 on AT&T. This is too much, why would one go for it? Samsung’s smartphones are a better option at comparatively cheaper price than this plus we can trust the company not to doom unlike Blackberry,
@James Considering the features being offered by the company, the price ain’t that bad. If one can spend similar amount on good for nothing Galaxy Note7, this at least arrives with trusted Blackberry software and encryption. Even rest of the features are latest ones. So I guess price shouldn’t be much of an issue. If an iPhone with no headphone jack and black color can cost too high, what’s wrong with the high price of a major overhauled model?
Convenience Key sounds interesting though.
Who wouldn’t want Blackberry’s powerful encryption? It’s a thumbs-up from my side!
I’d go for it. Convenience key sounds good. I’m tired of using 3D Touch anyway. I’m in a desperate need of change I guess.