BlackBerry has recently resurfaced in the news with its latest smartphone release, the new BlackBerry DTEK50. Once again, this smartphone is based on Android and with that, it claims to be the securest of them all. DTEK50 is more in line with other “brick-style” touch phones rather than featuring a full physical keyboard, like the one present on the BlackBerry Priv. Most of the security comes from the software and BlackBerry’s own commitment to provide “zero-day” security patches.
The specs don’t really turn heads but they are quite ample. The BlackBerry DTEK50 comes with Snapdragon 617 processor, 13 MP main camera, 8MP secondary shooter, a 5.2 inch 1080p display panel and 3GB RAM. All of this hardware will be powering, what seems, a much subtle and close to original Android Marshmallow build. The BB apps will be present but except that there aren’t many other UI/UX changes compared to what you find running on a Nexus device.
Security is the utmost priority here. Utilities have been added that allow for greater data encryption and other minute tasks that are overlooked on most modern phones. We will have to see for ourselves whether this phone deserves the “most secure” Android smartphone title or not. But till now, all things look quite promising.
The design shouts BlackBerry with a rugged textured backplate and all black color scheme. Most blogs have reported that this phone is quite similar to Alcatel’s Idol 4 due to the opinion that it was built by them. However, there are no official reports on the partnership by BlackBerry as of now.
Even more to our surprise, you can buy this smartphone for yourself right now direct from BlackBerry in US for just 299.99$ unlocked. This territory has advanced quite a lot during the previous years and many consumers think it is the sweet spot for the practical smartphone without unnecessary specs or gimmicks.
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