Remember the BlackBerry Neon we reported? That phone has just become official. BlackBerry names its second Android smartphone BlackBerry DTEK50. Yes, it is kinda weird and honestly, we love the code name Neon more than its official name. The device is touted by BlackBerry as the “world’s most secure Android smartphone” and the DTEK is actually the security software that monitors overall security and track apps when in use. It also notifies you when the phone used by others.
And yes, the rumors are true. It is a rebranded Alcatel Idol 4. That is the reason why it shares so much design cues from Alcatel’s smartphone. But good thing BlackBerry added so much to the design and software to make it more theirs than Alcatel’s.
- Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor
- Adreno 405 graphics
- 3GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage, expandable via MicroSD up to 256GB
- 5.2-inch Full HD IPS LCD display (1920 x 1080 pixels)
- 13 megapixel rear facing camera with PDAF and dual LED flash, f/2.0 aperture
- 8 megapixel front facing camera, f/2.0 aperture
- 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- 2,610 mAh battery with QuickCharge 2.0
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow
The BlackBerry DTEK50 is now available for pre-order at BlackBerry’s website in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and Netherlands for $299. It will be available in August.