Renders have revealed BlackBerry’s upcoming DTEK60 Android smartphone, which improves on the DTEK50 with a larger frame and fingerprint scanner.
In the last few months, we’ve opined that BlackBerry somehow creates awesome codenames – think Venice, Vienna, Argon, Neon, or Mercury – but creates truly uninspired product names. That trend continues with the DTEK60, which has now been leaked ahead of its launch on October 11th.
The DTEK60 is the final product to emerge from the “Argon” moniker; the device is expected to stand tall at 5.5″ and would be the higher-end equivalent of the DTEK50 – the second Android phone BlackBerry released earlier this year.
And, just as the DTEK50 was essentially a rebranded Alcatel Idol 4, the DTEK60 is a reconfigured Idol 4s. That’s not entirely a bad thing, as the model will reportedly arrive with several performance improvements over its predecessor.
For instance, there’s the presence of a rear fingerprint scanner, as well as the fact that the model will reportedly be equipped with a 21-megapixel primary camera. While that sound capable, we’re not entirely sold as the BlackBerry Priv’s camera failed to live up to the hype.
Other additions include a Snapdragon 820 processor and a sizeable 4GB of RAM which would place the device at the premium end of the market. We’ll know more about pricing once BlackBerry formally unveils the device on the 11th of October.
It remains unclear if the DTEK60 will ultimately help BlackBerry turn a profit; the company has already turned over its manufacturing responsibilities to Alcatel in a bid to remain in the mobile market.
What are your thoughts on the DTEK60? Would you buy the device, or does BlackBerry’s newest offering fail to impress you? Be sure to let us know your opinion in the comments below!