BlackBerry DTEK50 announced for $299, claims to be the world’s most secure Android smartphone

BlackBerry DTEK50

BlackBerry just announced DTEK50, which it claims to be the world’s most secure 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.

In terms of specs, it shares similar specifications as the Alcatel Idol 4 that was introduced earlier this year.

BlackBerry DTEK50 specifications

  • 5.2-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD scratch-resistant display
  • Octa-Core Snapdragon 617 (4 x 1.5GHz + 4 x 1.2GHz) processor with 550MHz Adreno 405 GPU
  • 3GB RAM with 16GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, 6P lens
  • 8MP front-facing camera with LED flash, f2.2, 84-degree wide angle lens
  • Dimensions: 147×72.5×7.4mm; Weight: 135g
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4 GHz & 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC
  • 2610mAh battery with fast charging

The BlackBerry DTEK50 comes in Black color, is priced at $299 (CA$ 429 CDN, 339 Euros, and 275 GBP) (Rs. 20,140 approx.) and is available for pre-order through 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.

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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