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.
|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||
Front Camera: 8MP f/2.2
|Non-Removable 2610 mAh||Black|
Design and Construction
|Dimensions (Inches)||5.79 x 2.85 x 0.28|
|Screen Size||5.2 Inches|
|Screen to body ratio (%)||69.78%|
|Screen Type||IPS LCD|
|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|
|Internal memory||16 GB|
|Expandable Memory Upto||2000 GB|
|Expandable Memory Slot||Dedicated MicroSD|
|No. of SIMS||1|
|Sim 1 Type||Nano SIM|
|No of sensors||1|
|Flash details||Dual LED|
|Video Resolution||1080 x 1920|
|No of sensors||1|
|Flash details||Single LED|
|Os version||Android v6.0 Marshmallow|
|Talk Time||17 hours|
|Standby Time||576 hours|
|Music Play time||40 hours|
|Video Play Time||8 hours|
|Fast Charging||Yes hours|
|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)|
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).
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.
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.