Earlier this month, BlackBerry DTEK60 was spotted on BlackBerry US website.
On FCC certification the phone is listed with model number BBA1001, while in Wi-Fi Alliance the phone listed with product name as BlackBerry DTEK60TM with Model number BBA100-1, and BBA100-2.
If listing to be believed, then this BlackBerry DTEK60 will be the first BlackBerry smartphone to feature a fingerprint scanner. The smartphone comes with USB Type-C port and also has Convenience key.
Further, as per listing, this BlackBerry DTEK60 has Android operating system and a 5.5-inch Quad HD scratch-resistant display with 2560 x 1440 resolution. The smartphone comes with all-touch screen, with intuitive gesture based navigation. It is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 64-bit Quad-Core (MSM8996 with 64 bit Quad-Core 2+2 Kryo 2.15GHz / 1.6GHz) processor, which is paired with Adreno 530 624MHz GPU.
The BlackBerry DTEK60 comes with 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage, which can be further expandable up to 2TB via microSD card. The smartphone gets its juices from 3000 mAh 4.4V non-removable Lithium-Ion battery, which claims to offer up-to 26 hours talk time and up to 14 days standby time. The battery comes with Quick Charge 3.0 tech.
On the camera front it has 21-megapixel auto-focus camera with PDAF, Dual tone LED flash on the back, and an 8-megapixel fixed-focus front facing camera for selfies and video chats. The camera features include Continuous & touch to focus, face detection, video image stabilization, 4x digital zoom, Fast focus lock HDR, Panorama, Burst, Live Filters, and Multi-frame Low Light Enhancement. Besides, the smartphone offers 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, 4G Mobile Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy (LE) and EDR, GPS/AGPS, GLONASS, NFC, Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient light, and Hall Effect. The handset measures 153.9 mm x 75.4 mm x 7 mm and weighs 165 grams.
The first ever BlackBerry smartphone to feature a fingerprint sensor shows that the old war horse is still fighting to stay in the reckoning.
The final price hasn't been confirmed also the official launch is rumoured to take place on October 25.
Earlier the smartphone was spotted on Geekbench website.
The BlackBerry BBB100-1 is code-named as 'Mercury' internally.
Interested customers can place the pre-oder on B&H's online store, as well as at its bricks and mortar store.
BlackBerry is witnessing a decline of its phone sales despite adopting different tactics.
BlackBerry DTEK60 will be the first BlackBerry smartphone to feature a fingerprint scanner.
BlackBerry DTEK60 smartphone listing has been spotted on BlackBerry US website.
The BlackBerry DTEK50 smartphone runs on Android Marshmallow operating system.
FCC documents reveals that the smartphone will have a 2610 mAh battery.