BlackBerry hasn’t officially announced the DTEK60 yet, but it was already made available for preorder earlier this week. The preorder page has now been taken down, but it has already confirmed all of its specifications and its price.
The BlackBerry DTEK60 was available for preorder from B&H for $499.99. The page has already been taken down, but luckily Android Police managed to take a screenshot of it. The DTEK60 comes with a 5.5-inch quad HD AMOLED display and is powered with a Snapdragon 820 processor, with 4GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage and a 3,000 mAh battery.
As for its cameras, the device comes with a 21-megapixel rear-facing shooter and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The back of the handset also comes with a fingerprint scanner, while the top and bottom bezels up front are equipped with front-facing speakers. Lastly, the DTEK60 also has a USB Type-C 2.0 port.
Overall, the upcoming $499.99 Android-powered BlackBerry device comes with decent specs that matches its price. It may not be as cheap as other handsets like the OnePlus 3, but at least it’s not as ridiculously expensive as the $700 BlackBerry Priv.
Although the preorder page has already been taken down, it signals that an official announcement for the device is near. Unfortunately, the B&H preorder page didn’t include a shipping date, so the device’s release date is still up in the air.
The BlackBerry DTEK60 also comes with the same hardware found on the Alcatel IDOL 4S, as pointed out by 9To5Google. BlackBerry previously announced that it would no longer be manufacturing its own hardware and will simply license its brand and software to its hardware partners.
The DTEK60’s hardware is believed to have been made by TCL, the same Chinese company responsible for BlackBerry’s previously released DTEK50. There appears to be a pattern forming here as the DTEK50’s hardware is also the same with Alcatel’s IDOL 4.