Nearly fifty days after international launch, Blackberry DTEK 60 and Blackberry DTEK 50 have hit the Indian shores. Today, at an event in Delhi Blackberry unveiled both the phones, which are based on Android OS. It claimed that these phones are most secure Android phones, which come with an alert system that tells the user if their privacy is at risk. Also, these phones have enhanced bootloader that enables a secure boot process. Bear in mind, these phones are not manufactured by Blackberry, but it has outsourced the production to Alcatel.

DTEK 60

It is a flagship phone, which features high-end specs, as well as, hefty price tag. Unlike its predecessor, Blackberry Priv, it doesn’t come with traditional keypad but retains Android Os. It is the first phone from Blackberry to come with 4GB RAM, fingerprint sensor, and USB-type C port.

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Specs

Key SpecsDTEK60
Display5.5-inch AMOLEd panel
Screen Resolution1440 x 2560 pixels (~534 ppi pixel density)
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
ProcessorQuad-core (2x2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo)
GPUAdreno 530
CipsetQualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
Storage32 GB, 4 GB RAM
Storage UpgradeYes, extendable upto 256GB
Primary Camera21 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Secondary Camera8 MP, f/2.2, 1080p
USB USB Type-C
Fingerprint SensorYes
NFCYes
Charging TechnologyQuick Charge 3.0 (83% in 30 min )
Price46,990

Initial Opinion

With the likes of HTC 10, Samsung S7, iPhone 6S in the same price segment, DTEK 60 faces some tough competition. Though it comes with flagship hardware, it lacks Blackberry quirks like the keypad and appealing design. Camera has been Achilles heel for Blackberry phones, and it seems there hasn’t been any giant leap made in solving it. During the short time we used the rear camera, we are disappointed with the pics taken in artificial light. However, we will reserve our opinion and provide in-depth analysis soon.

DTEK 50

It is a mid-tier phone, which is powered by year old Qualcomm Snapdragon 617. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with 2016 norms like fingerprint sensor, USB-type C, and 32GB base storage.

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Specs

Key Specs DTEK50
Display5.5 inche Super AMOLED
Screen Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Processor Octa-core (8x 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53 )
GPUMali T860mp2 800MHz
CipsetHelio P15
Storage 32 GB, 4 GB RAM
Storage UpgradeYes, extendable upto 256GB
Primary Camera16MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, 1.0um pixel size
Secondary Camera8 MP,1.12um pixel
USBUSB Type-C
Battery Li-Ion 3050mAh 5V/2A fast charging
Fingerprint SensorYes
Other Sensors Vibration Meter
electronic compass
accelerometer
ambient light sensor
gyro
proximity senso
VoLTE Yes
Weight163 gms

Initial Opinion

Blackberry placed the phone in an already crowded segment where Mi5, LeMax 2, and Zenfone 3 are vying for the market share. So it will be a herculean task for DTEK50 to supersede these phones; however, if you are looking for a decent Blackberry phone at a decent price, you should definitely check DTEK50.

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Ajit's penchant for gadgets especially for smartphones is eternal. His vigor to write coupled with sound analytical skills makes him a good writer. He spends most of his time on the internet to explore new horizons. He also loves playing cricket, watching horror movies and going for long trips.