The BlackBerry DTEK50 is a rather affordable (By BB standards, that is) Android phone from the Canadian smartphone company, that claims to be the "most secure Android phone" there is.
Clearly, it is the software which BlackBerry wishes to put on the pedestal here, and hardware takes the second spot. In fact, BlackBerry partnered with TCL and just lifted Alcatel Idol 4 off the shelf.
BlackBerry believes that software is the key differentiating factor, and we tend to agree. BlackBerry strengths like the Hub, Gestures, Device Search and Keyboard will improve your Android experience. The DTEK software will monitor all apps and notify you of any bizarre activity ( an app opening your microphone, your camera clicking pics and shooting videos with your consent and so on) to keep your secure.
The hardware side of the equation is well balanced too. There is a 5.2-inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 617 octa-core chip with high-performance cluster ticking at 1.5GHz, 3GB RAM, 16GB storage, 256GB MicroSD card support, 13MP rear camera, 8MP selfie shooter, and a 2610 mAh battery.
With DTEK50, BlackBerry finally has a phone that doesn't appear outrageously overpriced and combines acclaimed BlackBerry strengths too. It should indeed be pleasing to enterprise users who prioritize security above all else, but even for day-to-day consumers, it sounds quite alright.
For now, BlackBerry DTEK50 is available for pre-order in U.S., Canada, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and The Netherlands. In India, BlackBerry DTEK is likely to be priced around 20K.
- Secure software
- Decent hardware specifications
- No fingerprint sensor
- No Dual SIM card support