Super Secure Blackberry DTEK50 Android Smartphone Launched at $299

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In case you missed it, Blackberry is working on the three new Android-powered smartphones. After the rough start with Blackberry Priv, the company didn’t lose its hopes on the smartphone market. But they are coming back with three smartphones that will be offered in different price segments. Out of the three smartphones that are in making, the company has launched a mid-range smartphone, Blackberry DTEK50. Confusing name, isn’t it?

Manufactured by Alcatel’s parent company TCL Corporation, Blackberry DTEK50 has been in the news for a while now. Carrying the codename, Blackberry Neon, this was rumored to be budget offering from the company. And so it does.

Specifications of Blackberry DTEK50


In terms of the specifications, the Blackberry DTEK50 carries a mid-range hardware. It comes with 5.2-inch full HD scratch resistant display. There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Octa-Core, the 64-bit processor clocked at 1.5GHz, Adreno 405 GPU powering the device and 3GB RAM handling the CPU and GPU section. The DTEK50 comes with 16GB inbuilt storage with expandable storage up to 2TB with a microSD memory card.

About the cameras, there is a 13MP auto-focus camera on the rear with PDAF, 6-element f2.0 lens, Multi-frame Low Light Enhancement and full HD video shooting recording at 30 fps. There is 8MP front facing camera with fixed focus and Wide Selfie Mode.

Under the hood, the Blackberry DTEK50 comes with 2610 mAh 4.4V non-removable Lithium-Ion battery. It is quick charge 2.0 enabled that charges the battery 50% charge in 51 minutes. Connectivity wise, it comes with global network bands including VoLTE, WiFi, FM Radio support, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy and NFC. There is a notification LED which is user configurable to an extent.

Last but not least, it runs on top of Android Marshmallow out-of-the-box with Blackberry’s own Android apps pre-installed.

User Selling Point (USP)


Blackberry has been successful so far in the entertainment segment is mainly because of its security. But the company’s own DTEK™ by BlackBerry® for Android™ will automatically monitor your OS and apps and let you know when your privacy could be at risk and how you can take action to improve it. With just a quick glimpse you can see the overall security rating for your device – excellent, fair or poor and what you can do to improve it. DTEK also tracks your applications and notifies you when someone is:

  1. Taking pictures or videos without your knowledge
  2. Turning your microphone on
  3. Sending a text message
  4. Accessing your contacts or location

The Blackberry DTEK50 is packed with lots of other security features:

  1. Encryption protects your pictures or bank info from being stolen if you lose your phone
  2. Password Keeper to securely store all your passwords, login information, and important records

Pricing and Availability

The Blackberry DTEK50 is priced at $299 and is available on pre-order in the US and EU market starting today. There is no news about the availability of the same in the Asian market as of now.




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