BlackBerry DTEK50

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INR 21,900 / USD 323

BlackBerry DTEK50


BlackBerry DTEK50 was introduced in the market in mid 2016. It is not a home-grown product by BlackBerry as the company played a role as a co-developer and distributor while the manufacturing has been executed by TCL Corporation. In fact, the BlackBerry DTEK50 is a reworked version of TCL’s Alcatel Idol 4 smartphone. One of the highlights of the DTEK50 is that the phone is equipped with the DTEK by Blackberry app that automatically monitors the OS and apps and notifies the user when their privacy could be at risk. It is also the company’s second android powered smartphone after the BlackBerry Priv.

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5.2 Inch IPS LCD Display (424 ppi) with Scratch-Resistant Glass, Oleophobic Coating Octa Core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 3GB 16GB internal expandable upto 2000GB via Dedicated MicroSD Rear Camera: 13MP f/2.0
Front Camera: 8MP f/2.2
Non-Removable 2610 mAh Black

Design and Construction

Dimensions (Inches) 5.79 x 2.85 x 0.28
Weight 135 g
Construction materials Metal
Special protection None
Colour Options Black


Screen Size 5.2 Inches
Screen to body ratio (%) 69.78%
Screen Type IPS LCD
Screen Resolution FullHD
Pixel Density 424 ppi
Screen Protection Scratch-Resistant Glass, Oleophobic Coating


System on Chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952
CPU Octa-core 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 405
Internal memory 16 GB
Usable memory MB
Expandable Memory Yes
Expandable Memory Upto 2000 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Dedicated MicroSD
No. of SIMS 1
Sim 1 Type Nano SIM

Primary Camera

Megapixels 13 MP
No of sensors 1
Aperture size 2.0
Image stabilization None
Flash details Dual LED
Video Resolution 1080 x 1920
Video FPS 30

Front Camera

Megapixels 8 MP
No of sensors 1
Aperture size 2.2
Flash details Single LED


OS Name Android
Os version Android v6.0 Marshmallow


Capacity 2610 mAh
Type Non-Removable
Replaceable No
Talk Time 17 hours
Standby Time 576 hours
Music Play time 40 hours
Video Play Time 8 hours
Fast Charging Yes hours


Bluetooth 4.2
Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz


Music formats MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
Video formats MP4, Xvid, DivX, H.265


GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
LTE (FDD) 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 800(band 20)
LTE (TDD) 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
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BlackBerry DTEK50 Design

The BlackBerry DTEK50 looks more rugged than the phone it is based on. The design is pretty much the same apart from the BB branding and a few new touches. On the front is a 5.2inch FullHD display that has a pixel density of 424ppi. This display is equipped with a scratch-resistant glass and a specialized Oleophobic coating to protect against fingerprint smudges. The smooth rear panel of the Idol 4 has been replaced with a textured panel giving the phone a more rugged fit and feel.  The dedicated keys on the DTEK50 include Volume Up/Down, Lock (for Power On/Off), and a customizable BlackBerry Convenience Key (usable as Mute Key when on an active call).

BlackBerry DTEK50 Hardware

The BlackBerry DTEK50 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Oct-Core, 64-bit processor. This MSM8952 SoC uses a combination of a Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 + Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 chips. This unit is assisted by Adreno 405 GPU clocked at 550MHz. Unlike the Alcatel, the DTEK50 is offered with only one RAM & ROM combination; it features 3GB RAM and 16GB onboard memory. The internal memory can be expanded up to 2TB via hot swappable microSD memory card.

The BlackBerry DTEK50 comes with 13MP auto-focus camera that is capable of recording 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps. It features 6-element f2.0 lens and makes use of Phase Detect Auto Focus (PDAF) and Dual Tone LED Flash. Some features of this main camera include Fast focus lock, HDR, 4x digital zoom, video & image stabilization. On the front is an 8MP Fixed-Focus with 84˚ wide angle lens with f/2.2 aperture.

Supporting all the hardware is a 2610 mAh non-removable battery. The phone maker claims that the Quick Charge 2.0 enabled smartphone can be charged up to 50% charge in 51 minutes.

BlackBerry DTEK50 Software

The BlackBerry DTEK50 comes with Android v6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. The company likes to call it ‘Fully Android’. Along with a gamut of Google Android apps, the phone is preloaded with a ton of BlackBerry Apps.