BlackBerry has announced the company’s latest smartphone – BlackBerry DTEK50 at a price tag of US $299. It comes in Black colour and it is available for pre-order though ShopBlackBerry.com in the U.S., Canada, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands. As a limited time offer, the customers who pre-order DTEK50 will get a free BlackBerry Mobile Power Bank Pack worth US $59.99 till August 8th. It is claimed to be the world’s most secure smartphone and it encrypts all users information like business critical data and personal data and is FIPS 140-2 Compliant. It also has Malware protection along with back-up wipe and restore capabilities.
On the specifications front, it features 5.2-inch Full HD scratch-resistant display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and it is powered by Octa-Core Snapdragon 617 (4 x 1.5GHz + 4 x 1.2GHz) processor which is paired with 550MHz Adreno 405 GPU & 3GB of RAM. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system and 16GB in-built memory which can be expanded further up to 2TB via microSD card.
On the imaging front, it features 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, 6P lens and 8MP front-facing camera with LED flash, f2.2, 84-degree wide angle lens for selfie & video-calling.
It has connectivity features like 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4 GHz & 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC.
It packs 2610mAh battery with fast charging
The software provides users with visibility and control over which apps to get access to personal info or device features such as the microphone or camera. DTEK by BlackBerry app enables users to automatically monitor their OS and apps to know when their privacy could be at risk and to take action to improve it.
It has Secure Boot Process, so each stage of DTEK50’s secure boot chain must first verify that the next component is fully intact before proceeding, ensuring your device has not been tampered with since the last restart.