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BlackBerry DTEK60 price and release date are official

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We’ve been talking about BlackBerry’s new handset for months, and today it’s finally official. The BlackBerry DTEK60 is ready to roll and it’s going to set you back $499 unlocked.

When the BlackBerry DTEK50 arrived, it’s safe to say people were excited until they actually heard about the specs. That killed things to a degree, but we’re pleased to say the BlackBerry DTEK60 is a different beast altogether. It still bears a resemblance to the previous model although you won’t find a measly 16GB of storage on this one. The DTEK60 has doubled that up and everything else is improved as well.

The BlackBerry DTEK60 is a smartphone more in line with a flagship. That means you will get a Snapdragon 820 under the hood this time around, and some extra RAM with 4GB. The display has doubled up as well with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 on a 5.5-inch panel. The storage is bumped up to 32GB and expandable to 256GB through the usual means.

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When it comes to cameras, the BlackBerry DTEK60 is going to take some impressive shots. The rear camera is now a 21MP sensor with PDAF and a Dual-Tone LED flash while the front-facing snapper clocks in at 8MP. Staying with the theme, things are better in the connectivity department as well with a fingerprint scanner, Type-C USB charging, and the usual bells & whistles. The smartphone is powered by a 3,000mAh battery and runs Android 6.0.

The BlackBerry DTEK60 may look like an Android handset, but there will be plenty of software tweaks to let you know it’s still a BlackBerry. It’s said to be more secure with its bootloader, FIPS 140-2 encryption and has the company’s usual productivity apps preinstalled. The BlackBerry DTEK60 price is listed at $499 through their online shop and there are a few freebies to be had depending on your locale.

Are you interested in the new BlackBerry DTEK60?

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Adam

Adam is a techie, who loves new gadgets and all things Westeros. Android is his OS of choice, and Pizza is his nemesis.