While BlackBerry did not announce the DTEK60 officially, we’ve seen numerous reports concerning the device and we are familiar with pretty much everything it terms of technical specs and exterior design. Moreover, the smartphone is already available for pre-order in Canada through NCIX, which is a local online retailer. The phone comes at a price of $700 CAD ($535 USD) and it’s promoted with the image that leaked on the web a couple of days ago. The Canadian retailer claims that the device will become available for purchase on next week, on October 11th, but it does mentioned that the date has not been officially confirmed at the moment.
According to the online leaks, the smartphone will sports a QHD screen measuring 5.5 inches and having a resolution of 2560 x 1440. It will allegedly be fueled by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset, that will be helped by an Adreno 530 GPU along with 4 GB of RAM. Furthermore, the BlackBerry DTEK60 will include 32 GB of native storage that can be expanded via microSD, and will boast a 21 MP rear-facing camera, while selfies and video calls will be made with the held of an 8 MP secondary shooter. The juice will come from a battery with the capacity of 3,000 mAh, which can’t be removed. the phone also features a USB Type-C port used for fast charging and data transfer.
Other features that need to be mentioned are the fingerprint recognition sensor that has been rumored a lot lately, and the gesture based navigation support. Looking at the specs, we can’t help bu assume that the BlackBerry DTEK60 is basically the TCL 950 sold under a different moniker. In case you are not familiar with the matter, the BlackBerry DTEK50, which was launched a few months ago, was in fact a rebranded version of the Alcatel Idol 4, which was also produced by TCL, a manufacturer owned by Alcatel. Moreover, BlackBerry has stated not long ago that it’s going to close its internal hardware division. In other words, BlackBerry is planning to delegate the phone manufacturing processes to other companies, which means that the DTEK60 was developed by a third party company, not by BlackBerry itself.
Sadly, the retailer that listed the device for pre-order doesn’t provide information concerning the technical specs of the smartphone, thus we can’t really confirm that the rumored hardware specifications are accurate or not. Also, neither of the reports we’ve seen so far doesn’t specify what Android version will the phone be running out of the box, although we assume that it’s going to be Android Marshmallow. Nevertheless, if the release date estimated by NCIX is accurate, and the handset will become available on October 11th, we expect the phone maker to officially announce the DTEK60 in the following days.