BlackBerry DTEK60 passes by the FCC
The BlackBerry DTEK60’s FCC filings were just released, confirming what frequency bands BlackBerry intends to support on their U.S. model, as well as some more information about the device itself.
The DTEK60 is the successor to the Android based DTEK50 that was launched earlier this year, which resulted in some head scratching for its questionable naming scheme and small battery.
That being said, the DTEK60 is expected to be aimed at a substantially different market than the mid-range DTEK50 was, with leaked specifications (now a dead link) from BlackBerry’s website pointing to it having a 5.5″ 2560×1440 display, a Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage with MicroSD support, USB Type-C 2.0 with Quick Charge 3.0, a 21 MP PDAF rear camera with an f2.0 lens and dual tone flash, 4k 30 Hz recording and 720p 120 Hz slowmo, an 8 MP front camera with an f2.2 lens, 1.125 μm pixels, and an 84˚ field of view, a fingerprint sensor, NFC, dual-band WiFi, and a 3000 mAh battery. The specifications also list it as being 153.9 x 75.4 x 7 mm, weighing in at 165 g, having a red notification LED, and having four physical buttons (volume up/down, lock, and the BlackBerry Convenience Key). It is listed as having an accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, and hall effect sensor, like the DTEK50.
BlackBerry also lists it as coming pre-loaded with the standard Android apps, plus BlackBerry Keyboard, BlackBerry Hub, BlackBerry Calendar, Contacts by BlackBerry, Notes by BlackBerry, Tasks by BlackBerry, BlackBerry Camera, BBM, DTEK by BlackBerry, BlackBerry Device Search, BlackBerry Launcher, BlackBerry Services, BlackBerry Help, BlackBerry Password Keeper, Microsoft exFAT Technology for BlackBerry, BlackBerry Content Transfer, and Yahoo! Finance.
The FCC Filings confirm that the DTEK60 will support UMTS bands 2/4/5, and LTE bands 2/4/5/7/12 (hopefully indicating support for T-Mobile VoLTE).
On BlackBerry’s website, the North American and Latin American DTEK60 was listed as supporting UMTS bands 1/2/4/5/8, and LTE bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/12/17/20/29. The Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific model is listed as supporting UMTS bands 1/2/4/5/6/8 and LTE bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/19/20/28A/38/40/41.
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