BlackBerry DTEK60 will be the first BlackBerry smartphone to feature a fingerprint scanner.
Press renders of BlackBerry DTEK60 have surfaced online, days after the phone got certified by FCC and WiFi Alliance. If launched, the BlackBerry DTEK60 will be the first BlackBerry smartphone to feature a fingerprint scanner.
As per listing, this BlackBerry DTEK60 has Android operating system and a 5.5-inch scratch-resistant display with 2560 x 1440 pixels (Quad HD) 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 micro SD 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. The smartphone comes with USB Type-C port and also has Convenience key.
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.
TCL has confirmed that the upcoming smartphone will not be made available in India.
The new smartphone from TCL is based on Android Nougat operating system and sports a trademark BlackBerry QWERTY keypad.
TCL will hold a press conference on January 4 (today) where it is expected to announce the upcoming BlackBerry device.
Steve Cistulli, President and General Manager for TCL Communication, tweeted a four seconds video showing the physical keyboard on a phone, which might be the much-anticipated BlackBerry Mercury.
Interestingly, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Indonesia have been kept out of the purview of the deal.
Earlier, The was spotted on Geekbench website and GFXBench website, revealing the key specifications.
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.