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BlackBerry launches DTEK 60! India launch imminent

BlackBerry, which has now transitioned itself into ‘the smart in the phone’ company, meaning licensing its software to third part hardware manufacturers, has launched the all new BlackBerry DTEK 60 in collaboration with TCL. Offering a massive power under the hood with Snapdragon 820 processor and 4GB RAM, the DTEK 60 is a 5.5″ all-touch smartphone running Android operating system. It is the third of many to come Android powered BlackBerry smartphone but is the first to sport a much awaited fingerprint scanner.

Along the other goodness, the DTEK 60 has all the BlackBerry features of earlier ie massive security and productivity suite, a 21mp rear facing and 8mp front facing cameras, long lasting 3000mAh batter, dual front and rear facing speakers and a cheaper price tag of just $499!

BlackBerry will launch the DTEK 60 & its predecessor, the DTEK 50 very soon in India.

BlackBerry DTEK 60 Specifications:

  • Stunning 5.5” scratch resistant Quad HD AMOLED Display
  • 21MP auto-focus rear camera and 8MP front camera with flash
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • Fully Android
  • Access to over a million apps from Google Play TM
  • Convenience Key
  • 2TB microSD card support
  • BlackBerry Security that protects the private details of your life from being hacked


  • LTE Advanced, with speeds up to 300 Mbps for data downloads
  • FD-LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17, 20, 29
  • HSPA+ 1, 2, 4, 5, 8
  • Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE



Baseline Software Support: Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Size (LxWxD): 153.9 mm x 75.4 mm x 6.99 mm

Weight (w/battery): 165g

Model Number: BBA100-1

• Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 64-bit Quad-Core (MSM8996 with 64 bit Quad-Core 2+2 Kryo 2.15GHz / 1.6GHz)
• Adreno 530, 624MHz GPU

• 4 GB RAM
• 32 GB Flash

Expandable Memory:
• Hot swappable microSD memory card (Up to 2TB)

• 534 PPI AMOLED display
• 2560 x 1440 Quad HD resolution
• 24-bit color depth

Screen Size:
• 5.5” diagonal
• 16:9 aspect ratio

Rear Facing Camera:
• 21MP auto-focus
• 4K HD Video Recording at 30 fps
• 720p HD Video Recording at 120fps
• Phase Detect Auto Focus (PDAF), Fast focus lock
• 6-element f2.0 lens
• Dual Tone LED Flash – Enhanced photo color balance
• 4x digital zoom
• Continuous & touch to focus, face detection, video image stabilization
• Full manual controls
• Panorama, Burst, Live Filters
• Multi-frame Low Light Enhancement

Front Facing Camera:
• 8MP Fixed-Focus, f2.2
• 1.125um pixel size
• 84° wide angle/field of view lens
• HDR, Live Filters, video image stabilization
• 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps
• Selfie Flash
• Wide Selfie Mode (also known as Selfie Panorama)
• Multi-Frame Low Light Enhancement

• Image formats: BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG, WEBP
• Audio & video encoding/decoding: MPEG-4, AAC+, AAC-LC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, DivX, EVRC, FLAC, H.263, H.264, H265/HEVC, MIDI, MP3, OPUS, PCM, QCELP, VC-1, VORBIS, VP8, VP9, WMA, WMA 9/10, WMA Pro, Xvid, eAAC+
• Streaming protocols: HTTP(S) Progressive Download, HTTP(S) Live Streaming (HLS) version 3, RTSP (RTP, SDP)

Pre-Loaded Apps:
• BlackBerry Applications: BlackBerry® Keyboard, BlackBerry® Hub, BlackBerry Calendar, Contacts by BlackBerry, Notes by BlackBerry, Tasks by BlackBerry, BlackBerry Camera, BBM®, DTEK™ by BlackBerry®, BlackBerry Device Search, BlackBerry Launcher, BlackBerry Services, BlackBerry Help, BlackBerry Password Keeper, Microsoft exFAT Technology for BlackBerry, BlackBerry Content Transfer, Yahoo!® Finance
• Android Applications: Gmail™, Hangouts™, Google Chrome™, Google Drive™, Google Maps™, YouTube®, Google Play™, Google Photos, Messenger (SMS)

Alerts & Notifications:
Tone, vibrate, on-screen or red LED indicator (some notification options are user configurable)

All-touch screen, with intuitive gesture based navigation

• On screen BlackBerry® Keyboard
• Contextual auto-correction, next-word prediction and a personalized learning engine that gets to know the way you type with on screen flick typing orseamless flow typing.

Dedicated Keys:
• Volume Up/Down, Lock (Power On/Off)
• Customizable BlackBerry Convenience Key usable as Mute Key when on an Active Call

Device Compatibility

Voice Input/output:
• Integrated dual speakers and dual microphones
• Hands-free headset capable
• Bluetooth headset capable
• Integrated Hands-Free Speakerphone
• Headset: 3.5 mm stereo

Ports and Connectivity:
• USB Type-C. USB 2.0 fully supported with standard USB Type C to USB Type A cable; USB OTG

Power Adapter
• +9V DC / 1.67A AC power adapter, OMTP Compliant
• QC3.0 Enabled – Compatible with QC3 Chargers

• 3000 mAh 4.4V non-removable battery
• QC3.0 Enabled

Battery Life:
• Mixed Usage: Up to 24 hours ?
? 24 hours battery life is based on mixed usage scenario. Many factors affect battery life including but not limited to network, transmission environment, battery age, usage, location software and feature configuration.

• LTE Advanced, with speeds up to 300 Mbps for data downloads
• FD-LTE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17, 20, 29
• HSPA+ 1, 2, 4, 5, 8
• Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE

• 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz
• 802.11 a/n 5GHz
• 802.11 ac 5GHz
• 4G Mobile Hotspot
• Wi-Fi Direct

Bluetooth Support:
Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy (LE) and EDR

• Assisted, Autonomous and Simultaneous GPS
• Support for User Plane and Control Plane GPS
• GLONASS, BeiDou Support
• Pre-loaded Google Maps
• E911 Supported

NFC technology is used to create a connection to share information between your BlackBerry device and other NFC-enabled devices or NFC tags. Features on DTEK60 that use NFC technology include Android Beam, Tap and Pay, and Tap and Go.

Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Light, Hall Effect

SIM Interface
• Nano SIM card (4FF)
• Supports 1.8V and 3.0V cards

Temperature Parameter
• Handheld – Operating: 0 to 35°C / 32 to 95°F
• Handheld – Storage: -20 to 35°C / -4 to 95°F
• Travel charger – Operating: 0 to 35°C / 32 to 95°F
• Travel charger – Storage: -30 to 70°C / -22 to 158°F

• HAC Rating: M4 T4
• Google TalkBack screen reader for audible output
• Face-to-face video chat with Google Hangouts
• Google Now voice assistance to answer questions and perform actions
• Magnification to zoom in or zoom out
• Closed Captioning support
• High contrast text, color inversion and color correction
• Certain models rated for use with hearing aids – View Ratings
(Learn about ratings for hearing aids)
• And more – Learn more about BlackBerry accessibility solutions andAndroid accessibility features

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Written by Shahriyar Ali


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