BlackBerry just announced its latest mid-range Android smartphone, the DTEK50, which the company claims to be “the world’s most secure Android smartphone”. It encrypts all users’ information, including 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.
The software provides users with visibility and control over which apps 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.
BlackBerry DTEK50 specifications:
- 5.2-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) scratch and smudge resistant display
- Snapdragon 617 (64-bit) SoC with Octa-Core (4 x 1.5GHz + 4 x 1.2GHz) CPU
- Adreno 405 GPU
- 3GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 2TB via microSD card
- Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
- Single SIM
- 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4 GHz & 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS, micro USB 2.0
- 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
- 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, 6P lens
- 8MP front camera with LED flash, f2.2 aperture, 84-degree wide angle lens
- 2610mAh battery with fast charging
- Dimensions: 147 × 72.5 × 7.4 mm
- Weight: 135 grams
- Color: Black
The BlackBerry DTEK50 is priced at $299 / 429 CDN / 339 Euros / 275 GBP (Rs. 20,100 approx) and is available for pre-order through ShopBlackBerry.com in the U.S., Canada, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands. As a limited time offer, customers who pre-order DTEK50 will get a free BlackBerry Mobile Power Pack worth US$59.99 till August 8th.