BlackBerry has announced the launch of its newest Android smartphone – the DTEK60. The DTEK60’s hardware is manufactured by TCL and comes equipped with security software from BlackBerry. DTEK60 is the second device in the DTEK series of Android smartphones.
According to the company, the new device provides enterprises and organizations with full access to the Android ecosystem and higher-end specs to help power productivity. It comes equipped with all the security features that BlackBerry’s Android OS devices have, including best-in-class security patching and the DTEK by BlackBerry app that allows users to monitor and control their privacy on their phone.
“With the DTEK60, BlackBerry continues to focus on our strengths: state-of-the-art software and security solutions. When you see our logo it means security, from our class-leading enterprise software to devices secured by BlackBerry software,” said Ralph Pini, Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of Mobility Solutions at BlackBerry.
Features on the device include the BlackBerry Fingerprint Sensor provides added security for unlocking your phone, accessing Password Keeper and making purchases – including Android Pay. Add up to five fingerprints which are fully encrypted with security you can trust. The DTEK60 comes with a smart keyboard designed to learn from users and increase typing accuracy and speed. It provides word suggestions as you type and includes up to three languages, letting you flick them into place for faster conversations.
The phone comes with BlackBerry Hub, a unified inbox that consolidates all of your messages in one place – whether it is email, calendar, social or phone calls. The phone also comes with a customizable BlackBerry Convenience Key, which provides quick access to your most used applications and more.
The new phones comes packed with a 5.5-inch Quad HD display. The screen is made of scratch-resistant glass and features a specialized oleophobic coating to protect against smudges and fingerprints. The internal storage capacity of the device is expandable to up to 2TB through use of a micro SD. In terms of camera, the DTEK60 comes with a 8MP front facing camera and a 21MP auto-focus rear camera. It also comes with a Phase Detection Auto Focus features and a dual-tone LED flash.
The DTEK60 packs a 3000 mAh battery with enough power to withstand up to 24 hours of mixed use. In addition, the phone comes with FIPS 140-2 Compliant Full Disk Encryption, which protects your private information, like pictures or bank information, from being stolen if you were to lose your phone.
DTEK60 is expected to be available in the in the coming weeks from leading retail stores and will be available at a suggested retail price of AED 1999.