In Short

Announced on July 26, 2016, the DTEK50 is BlackBerry's second Android phone after the PRIV, and is "the world's most secure Android phone," according to the company.

The phone is actually built by TCL, the parent company of Alcatel, and is based around the design of the Alcatel Idol 4, but features a number of BlackBerry-specific software improvements, including a hardened kernel and plenty of first-party apps. One of those apps, DTEK, is how the phone got its name: it is the lynchpin of the BlackBerry experience on Android, providing surety that the phone is secure from both physical and software-based intrusion.

The DTEK50 features a 5.2-inch 1080p LCD display with a 424ppi pixel density, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor paired with 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, expandable with microSD, a 2,610mAh battery, a 13MP rear camera with PDAF and f/2.0 lens, an 8MP selfie camera with a flash, all running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The phone will be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat.

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BlackBerry DTEK 50 specs

Category DTEK50
Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Display 5.2-inch, 1920x1080
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 617
Quad-core 1.5GHz
Adreno 405 GPU
Storage 16GB
Expandable microSD up to 2TB
Rear Camera 13MP f/2.0, PDAF
dual-tone LED flash
HDR, 1080p/30 video
Front Camera 8MP f/2.2
1.12-micron pixels
Selfie flash
1080p/30 video
Charging Quick Charge 2.0
Micro-USB 2.0
Battery 2610 mAh
Water resistance No
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, NFC
Network (NA) LTE Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/12/17/20/29
HSPA 2100/1900/1700/850/900 MHz
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Network (ROW) FD-LTE Band 1/2/3/7/8/20/28A
TD-LTE Band 38/40/41
HSPA 2100/1900/850/900 MHz
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Security DTEK security suite
FIPS 140-2 Full Disk Encryption
Android For Work, Google Play for Work
Dimensions 147 x 72.5 x 7.4 mm
Weight 135 g