BlackBerry DTEK50 pre-orders arrive at US$299
The US, Canada, UK, France, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands are now free to pre-order the DTEK50, BlackBerry’s first of two mid-range smartphones for the next year.
Here’s a full chart:
|Screen size||5.2 inches|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Pixel desnity||424 ppi|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 617|
|Speed||4 x 1.5GHz / 4 x 1.2GHz|
|Storage||16GB (microSD-expandable by up to 2TB)|
|Camera||13-megapixel f/2.0 rear / 8-megapixel f/2.2 front w/ 1.125um pixels|
|Flash||Dual-LED (rear) / Selfie Flash|
|Battery||2610mAh w/ Quick Charge 2.0|
|OS||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
|Cellular variants||North America and Latin America / EMEA and Asia-Pacific|
|Sensors||Accelerometer / magnetometer / gyroscope / proximity / ambient light / Hall|
|Build||Glass faces on metallic chassis|
|Dimensions||147 x 72.5 x 7.4 mm / 135g|
The big promotion points for this DTEK50 include total disk encryption, a hardened Android OS, fast patches, boot security measures and the DTEK app — enabling users to track if the phone’s mic or camera is turning on or when the phone’s searching through your contacts when it’s not supposed to. The “Boom Key” on the Idol 4 is rebadged as the “Convenience Key,” programmed to get you to your most used apps.
In markets where pre-orders are available, you can head to our source link to get a piece of the DTEK50 along with a bundled-in BlackBerry Mobile Power Charger — a 12.6Ah external battery with dual USB ports — for the price of US$299 or your local equivalent. All major Canadian carriers will carry the phone while the typical online retailers in the US (Best Buy, B&H, Amazon) will do the same. The pre-order period goes through August 8.