Blackberry has launched its two new Android smartphones in India. These Android smartphones from blackberry are named as DTEK 50 and DTEK 60.
After reaching a saturation point, blackberry realized the necessity to ditch its proprietary OS. Blackberry after suffering major losses in the previous years have embraced the Android Eco-system. However the company wants to continue its journey as a smartphone maker and finding hope in Android market.
With the launch of Blackberry Priv, the company entered the Android smartphone market. However the company poured some of its old essence to the smartphone by adding a physical QWERTY keyboard, only to realize the fact that it’s once prestigious form factor have no more value in this keyless era.
Back in July 2016, company unveiled the DTEK 50 a full touch display Android phone. The smartphone came out with a selling proposition of claiming itself as most secure smartphone. (but that was just an improvised default Android feature).
Now after 3 months the DTEK 50 is launching in India along with a premium smartphone named DTEK 60.
The DTEK 50 is priced at Rs 21,990 and will be available to buy at the end of this week. On the other hand the DTEK 60 will be released by next month and it’s going to cost Rs 46,990.
Specifications of DTEK 50 and DTEK 60 smartphone.
The DTEK 50 , carries a 5.2 inch screen with a Full HD display resolution (1080*1920 p) translating to a screen density of 424 pixels per inch.
The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 chipset, which comes with eight cores and 1.2 GHz clock cycle. The smartphone offers 3 GB of RAM and for storage it has only 16 GB internal memory. Though Both Blackberry DTEK 50 and DTEK 60 comes with expandable storage option via micro-sd card upto 2 TB.
The smartphone’s primary 13MP camera comes with some advancement like a 6 element lens and dual-led flash. The front camera has a 8 MP sensor capable of wide angle selfie clicks for group photos. The smartphone’s battery pack is 2610 mAh, which can be charged faster with the built in Quick charge 2.0 feature.
BlackBerry DTEK 60
The DTEK 60 being the premium smartphone carries better specs along with its hefty price tag. It has a 5.5 inch QHD display (1440*2560 p) with 534 pixel per inch.
Powering the smartphone is the top of the line Snapdragon 820 processor, with 4 custom cores and a max clock speed of 2.15 GHz. The smartphone carries 4 GB RAM and 32 GB in built storage.
The smartphone’s battery pack is 3000 mAh which is decent but not class leading. But on the plus side it will charge faster with Quick charge 3.0. The Blackberry DTEK 60 also comes with a fingerprint scanner at the back.
Blackberry has added a large resolution lens to the DTEK 60 offering 21 Megapixel resolution. It also sports a dual tone led flash and a 6 element lens like the DTEK 50. The front camera of DTEK 60 remains same 8 MP as in DTEK 50.
The front camera of both the smartphones, lacks LED flash and Auto focus.
The common features of both the smartphones are, Android Marshmallow 6.0.1, and blackberry’s Secure feature DTEK.
The DTEK is basically a permission manager of Android Apps. it’s a default feature from Marshmallow. But the DTEK is tweaked a bit to make things better.
From the DTEK app we can get a log of App activities based on time, Allow or block an App for a specific permission,
The DTEK also provides a security rating for the smartphone, and provides recommendation to improve a poor security rating.
Blackberry is set for round 2 in the Mobile Arena battling Samsung, HTC, Apple and Sony. They are definitely not competing with the Chinese opponents in the high specs low price battle. Time will tell if customers still want to get along with the new Blackberry devices which were once the coolest toys for big boys in corporate.
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