BlackBerry DTEK60 Spotted Online; Looks Like a Rebranded TCL 950
BlackBerry’s recent decision to license manufacturing and focus on software meant that they would not be developing and manufacturing any of their future phones from that point forth. Their last device, the DTEK50, was a rebranded Alcatel Idol 4. So when images of the DTEK60 surfaced, the likeliness to the TCL 950 could not be ignored.
The images of the upcoming DTEK60 come to us courtesy of Evan ‘evleaks’ Blass and CrackBerry Editor Bla1ze. The phone’s exterior seem all too similar to a phone recently released by TCL (known better in the western world by the name Alcatel) — the TCL 950.
There are no specs provided along with the images, but since the TCL 950 is out, we can speculate on what we can expect to see on the upcoming DTEK60 since there is a good chance that BlackBerry’s newest device is nothing but a rebrand with perhaps a small spec change here and there. The display on the TCL 950 is a 5.5″ FHD AMOLED display. Inside, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage along with expandability up to 128GB. The phone bears a 3,000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support, and a USB Type-C port. The device also sports a convenience key on the side. The camera setup involves a 21MP Sony IMX230 with f/2.2 on the rear and a 8MP shooter with f/2.2 on the front.
The DTEK60 might deviate from the TCL 950 on the screen resolution, as the BlackBerry device has been rumored to sport a QHD display. Further, there could be changes on the storage and expandability front, but the rest of the spec is likely to remain intact, including the Snapdragon 820 SoC.
A listing for the DTEK60 also popped up at NCIX, a Canadian online retailer. The quoted price of the device is 699 CAD, which comes out to ~$533. The price is likely to be adjusted on a per-market basis, but this should give us a good starting point for expectations. The BlackBerry DTEK60 is not official yet, so we would still advise to take everything with a pinch of salt.
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