Back in the days of its glory, Blackberry was the hot favorite of the corporate giants, businessmen, and statesmen who had security and privacy on their mind prior to anything. After having a dismal show with its native OS, Blackberry was wise enough to adopt the ever-growing Android and since then we’ve seen a handful of Blackberry devices donning the Android OS. The company just launched its two latest Android smartphones, Blackberry DTEK60 and DTEK50 in India.
The major highlights of both these devices are of course the Blackberry Enterprise service and DTEK app by Blackberry which makes these devices extremely secure. Blackberry is touting these devices as ‘world’s most secure Android smartphones’. Apart from these features, the rest of the features are pretty mainstream and have nothing special to make them stand apart in the crowd.
The Blackberry DTEK60 features a 5.5-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) display and is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable inbuilt storage. It offers a 21MP primary rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, PDAF, and a 6-element f/2.0 lens. There is an 8MP camera with 84-degree wide-angle lens and a f/2.2 aperture on the front for selfies. The DTEK60 offers a handsome 3000mAh non-removable battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support.
The Blackberry DTEK50, on the other hand, sports a more modest 5.2-inch FHD display and is powered by a snappy octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 SoC coupled with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable inbuilt storage. On the camera front, there is a 13MP primary rear camera with a f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, dual-tone LED flash, and a 6-element lens. There is an 8MP camera with 84-degree wide-angle lens and a f/2.2 aperture on the front for selfies. The device packs a decent 2610mAh non-removable battery with Quick Charge 2.0 support. Both the DTEK60 and DTEK50 are single-SIM devices.
The DTEK60 has been priced Rs. 46,990, while the DTEK50 carries a price tag of Rs. 21,990. While the former will go on sale in December, the DTEK50, on the other hand, will go on sale starting this weekend. It remains to be seen whether these devices will be able to attract the regular Android users or not, but the loyal Blackberry fans sure have something to look for.