The successor to Priv and BlackBerry’s next flagship smartphone, so far known as “Argon”, made an appearance on the company’s US website earlier today. Apparently, the smartphone will be marketed as the DTEK60, in line with the previous smartphone release from the Canadian company, the DTEK50.
The DTEK60 will be a full-touch device like the DTEK50, but it will include gesture based navigation and a convenience key. It is going to feature a 5.5” 1440 x 2560 Quad HD resolution display, boasting of a high 534 pixels per inch pixel density. In terms of processing power, the DTEK60 is going to be a huge upgrade over its predecessor, thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 64-bit quad-core SoC under its hood. In terms of memory, the smartphone will be equipped with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory, which will be further expandable by up to 2TB via a microSD card slot.
At the back, DTEK60 will be equipped with a 21MP primary snapper with auto-focus and an LED flash. For selfies, there will be an 8MP camera fixed-focus camera on the front, which is a pretty significant upgrade over the Priv’s 2MP fixed-focus selfie camera. Sadly though, it appears the DTEK60 may not impress in terms of battery life, as the battery capacity has reduced to 3000mAh, although it does support Qualcomm’s Quick charge 3.0 fast charging standard. And for those of you wondering, no the battery will not be user-replaceable. The smartphone will also feature a fingerprint scanner, a feature that was missing on the Priv.
As revealed in a report released earlier this year, the DTEK60 will be an ODM device manufactured by TCL, based on the Alcatel Idol 4 Pro/TCL 950. The same report also revealed that the ‘Argon’ would release in October this year, so we think it is possible that the DTEK60 will be officially launched next month.