BlackBerry has fully embraced its new Android avatar with the official launch of two new handsets in India. The two devices, called the DTEK50 and DTEK60 are priced at Rs 21,990 and Rs 46,990 respectively. Both the devices will start selling by early December.
The DTEK50 is a few months old and is already on sale in some countries. The devices packs in a 5.2-inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of Full HD (441 ppi). Under the hood you’ll find a Snapdragon 617 SoC and 3GB of RAM. Onboard storage is limited to 16GB, but it’s expandable by up to 256GB via the microSD card slot. A 13MP f/2.0 rear camera and 8MP f/2.2 front camera make up the camera system. It has a 2,610 mAh battery, which supports Qualcomm’s QuickCharge 2.0 standard.
The more powerful DTEK60 was unveiled in October this year and packs in flagship specs, featuring a Snapdragon 820 SoC (clocked at 2.15GHz), 4GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. This is also expandable by up to 256GB via the microSD card slot.
The screen on the DTEK60 is a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2K (2560×1440 or 534ppi). The camera unit consists of a 21MP f/2.0 rear camera and an 8MP f/2.2 front camera. The battery is a 3,000 mAh unit with QuickCharge 3.0 support.
Both phones run Android 6.0 Marshmallow with a custom BlackBerry skin and BlackBerry’s own, custom DTEK security suite.
Connectivity comes in the form of 4G support, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2 with A2DP with GPS, GLONASS, etc. also supported.
Interestingly, the DTEK60 uses a USB Type-C connector whereas the DTEK50 uses a microUSB connector. The DTEK50 also lacks a fingerprint sensor.