On 26th of this month (two days ago), BlackBerry announced its second Android-powered Smartphone. The first device was the BlackBerry Priv, a hi-end smartphone that featured a tiny physical keyboard for which was badly criticized and in response to the negative reviews, the company decided to drop the physical keyboard support on the new BlackBerry DTEK50.

BlackBerry DTEK50 a.k.a BlackBerry Neon 4 specs and features

The new BlackBerry DTEK50 actually shares the same specifications and hardware with the Alcatel Idol 4. You can take this phone as an Alcatel Idol 4 with a BlackBerry edition on top. It houses a 5.2-inch FHD all-touchscreen display with scratch resistance and a special coating to disallow fingerprint smudges affect the screen.

While what powers this handset is a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 chipset paired with the Adreno 405 GPU and backed by 3GB of RAM, 16GB of flash storage (up to 2TB microSD card support), and comes highlighted by Android 6.0 Marshmallow with a special BlackBerry-customized UI on top.

The main camera of the DTEK50 is a 13MP unit with 6-element lens, HDR, f/2.0 aperture, and LED flash enabling users full-HD video recording at 1080p. The selfie camera is an 8MP unit with LED selfie flash which also supports FHD video recording

Connectivity features of the DTEK50 involve the support of 4G LTE network, 3G connectivity, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, USB 2.0, and GPS.

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The phone gets powered by a 2,610 mAh battery with a lifespan of up to 17 hours in mixed use. 

Security enhancements of the BlackBerry DTEK50

The reason why BlackBerry dubbed the DTEK50 as the world's most secure Android smartphone is because of its pre-installed DTEK security application. What DTEK by BlackBerry does is that it monitors your Android OS and installed applications and notifies you whenever your security might be at risk. 

You'll be basically receiving security notifications whenever someone or a software attends to take photos or record videos without your authorization, turns the microphone on, accesses your location details or contact list, or when sends a text message without you knowing it (things that never happen). 

BlackBerry DTEK50 price and availability

Blackberry DTEK50 is available to pre-order since the day it rolled out via BlackBerry's official website for the price tag of $299. The device is expected to soon hit the stores of B&H Photo and Amazon