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BlackBerry DTEK50, DTEK60 Launched in India: Price, Release Date, Specifications, and More

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BlackBerry DTEK50, DTEK60 Launched in India: Price, Release Date, Specifications, and More

Highlights

  • The BlackBerry DTEK60 bears a Snapdragon 820 SoC
  • The BlackBerry DTEK50 bears a Snapdragon 617 SoC
  • Both smartphones run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

BlackBerry on Monday at an event in New Delhi launched its latest Android-based smartphones in India - the DTEK50 and the DTEK60, priced at Rs. 21,990 and Rs. 46,990 respectively. The DTEK50 will go on sale in the country from this weekend, while the DTEK60 will go on sale in early December.

To recall, the BlackBerry DTEK50 was launched back in July this year, and began shipping in select regions in August. The BlackBerry DTEK60 on the other hand, after numerous third-party retail and official listings, was finally launched late last month. The latter sports a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel.

Both smartphones run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with BlackBerry's skin on top. The customisation alongside BlackBerry Enterprise services, and the DTEK by BlackBerry app, makes the company call them the 'world's most secure Android smartphones'. The company's also touting that the smartphones are ready for enterprise adoption with its Enterprise Mobility Management solutions.

The single-SIM (Micro-SIM) BlackBerry DTEK50 sports a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display with a pixel density of 424ppi. It is powered by a 1.2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 SoC coupled with 3GB of RAM. The smartphone bears a 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF, dual-tone LED flash, and a 6-element lens with an f/2.0 aperture. On the front, it bears an 8-megapixel fixed focus camera with an 84-degree wide-angle lens and an f/2.2 aperture.

The smartphone comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 2TB). Connectivity options include 4G LTE (with support for Indian LTE bands), Wi-Fi 802.11ac, FM radio, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, and NFC. It is powered by a 2610mAh non-removable battery with Quick Charge 2.0 that's said to deliver up to 50 percent charge in 51 minutes, with up to 17 hours of talk time, and up to 12.8 days standby time. It measures 147x72.5x7.4mm and weighs in at 135 grams. Sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, magnetometer, and a proximity sensor.

The single-SIM (Micro-SIM) BlackBerry DTEK60 on the other hand bears a 5.5-inch QHD (1440x2560 pixels) display with a pixel density of 534ppi. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC (with two Kryo cores clocked at 2.15GHz, and two Kryo cores clocked at 1.6GHz) coupled with 4GB of RAM. The smartphone bears a 21-megapixel rear camera with PDAF, dual-tone LED flash, and a 6-element f/2.0 lens. On the front, it features the same 8-megapixel fixed focus camera as the DTEK50, with an 84-degree wide-angle lens and an f/2.2 aperture.

The BlackBerry DTEK60 bears 32GB of inbuilt storage that's expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB). It is powered by a 3000mAh non-removable battery with Quick Charge 3.0, and rated to deliver up to 26 hours of talk time, and up to 14 days of standby time. Connectivity options include 4G LTE (with support for Indian LTE bands), Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, and NFC. It measures 153.9x75.4x7mm and weighs in at 165 grams. Sensors on the smartphone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, magnetometer, and proximity sensor.

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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • BlackBerry Hub and DTEK apps
  • Good screen and speakers
  • Decent camera quality
  • Well built
  • Bad
  • Awful battery life
  • No fingerprint sensor
  • Unappealing overall look
Display5.20-inch
Processor1.2GHz octa-core
Front Camera8-megapixel
Resolution1080x1920 pixels
RAM3GB
OSAndroid 6.0.1
Storage16GB
Rear Camera13-megapixel
Battery Capacity2610mAh
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