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While Blackberry has given up in designing their own smartphones, the company will still partner with other companies to make Blackberry branded smartphones like the Alcatel Idol 4 based Blackberry DTEK50. Now, the company has introduced the second device called the DTEK60, a customized variant of the top of the line Alcatel Idol 4s and manufactured by TCL.
The design appears to be the same with minor changes. The device features dual glass on the front and rear with metal frames. The display is 5.5-inches in size with QHD resolution. The smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB RAM embedded into the device. The camera on the rear is a 21MP sensor, with an 8MP snapper on the front for selfies. The battery included has a capacity of 3000 mAh. The exclusive programmable button also remains on the side.
What makes the DTEK60 different from the Idol 4s is that the device comes with Blackberry security enhancements atop the Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The smartphone comes with the Blackberry apps such as the Hub, BBM and the DTEK app that monitors the activities of the installed applications on the device, along with privacy controls. An Android 7.0 update is also planned for the smartphone in the near future.
Blackberry also says that the device comes with a “Secure Bootloader” which ensures that the Android OS isn’t tampered by any means, and the “Hardware Root of Trust” which adds in security keys to prevent the device from being spoofed or counterfeited.
There is also the fingerprint scanner on the rear side. The price is said to be sold for $499 (Approx. AED 1999). The availability of the DTEK60 is expected later this month.