BlackBerry DTEK50 specs

Following on the relative success of the Priv, BlackBerry went in a slightly different direction with its second Android phone, the DTEK50. An all-touch more mid-range device, the DTEK50 quite clearly resembles that of the Alcatel Idol 4, and the specs line up as well. Here's what's inside.

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Operating SystemAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
Display5.2-inch, 1920x1080
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 617
Quad-core 1.5GHz
Adreno 405 GPU
ExpandablemicroSD up to 2TB
Rear Camera13MP f/2.0, PDAF
dual-tone LED flash
HDR, 1080p/30 video
Front Camera8MP f/2.2
1.12-micron pixels
Selfie flash
1080p/30 video
Battery2610 mAh
ChargingQuick Charge 2.0
Micro-USB 2.0
Water resistanceNo
SecurityDTEK security suite
FIPS 140-2 Full Disk Encryption
Android For Work, Google Play for Work
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, NFC
Network (NA)LTE Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/12/17/20/29
HSPA 850/900/1700/1900/2100 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 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Dimensions147 x 72.5 x 7.4 mm
Weight135 g
Andrew Martonik

Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.

  • It's really interesting. Why isn't image stablization here? It's on the website: Under Rear Facing Camera:
    "image stabilization"
    Under Front Facing Camera:
    " Image & video stabilization" I think it's an important note.
  • Definitely cool that they did it on both cameras.
  • Yeah we're not entirely sure if that's optical or digital stabilization, and so we can't add that to the specs page. But considering it looks to be the same arrangement as the Alcatel Idol 4, and if they did have OIS they would say it explicitly, we're going to assume there's no OIS here. And with that being the case, digital stabilization is nothing of note. OIS is the one you want.
  • Specs are garbage. I think OnePlus and a couple others are forcing others to rethink "mid-tier" phones. Do we know a price point yet? Posted via the Android Central App
  • For the price, I fail to see the issue with the specs. I think BB priced this well.
  • 299 US luvin my s7 edge
  • guess its time for me to leave big red. Tired of all these options not being available on verizon.
  • +1000 if it weren't for this lovely unlimited data and coverage, I'd be a step ahead of ya Posted via the Android Central App
  • Well with verizon to continue to give the shaft to unlimited, and at least around me, their speeds have really dropped the past couple years. 
  • Check out cricket/att go phone.
  • Straight Talk. Blows my mind how people still stick to contracts that require you to pay upwards of $100 bucks. With straight talk (and really any non-contract service) I frequently try out new phones and simply pop my sim card in, and I am good to go. Can't beat the flexibility (and the monthly price)
  • You know they always release the GSM versions first right? The shop BlackBerry versions aren't CDMA. I can't say verizon will carry it but they usually get theirs later Posted via the Android Central App
  • Definitely an interesting phones. Two questions: is 16GB Ok? Why no support for Verizon? That might not go over well if this is meant for enterprise.
  • 16GB isn't great. I thought i read that it had SD card slot though.
    Verizon certification process of a device is insane, very expensive and a long, drawn out process.
    Cheaper to leave CDMA out and forgo the network in some cases.
  • It has one.
  • Yes, it does have the SD card slot. For me I think 16 GB if it has adoptable storage set up, but if it doesn't that's a problem. I'm really curious about some things on this device so hoping to see some detailed reviews.
  • Will take up to a 2 terabyte card Posted via the Android Central App
  • I work for a huge multinational corporation. We use AT&T. Posted via Techmology
  • Ok cool. A huge number of companies use Verizon. This phone should work for your company.
  • Yeah, a lot do use Verizon. My company uses a mix of iPhones and Galaxy J or S depending on positions. I don't know of many companies using BB anymore. Posted via Techmology
  • A swing and a miss Posted via the Android Central App
  • Micro SD for 2 TB? Posted from one of my various Nexus devices.
  • As much as the SDXC standard allows
  • Same as most other modern phones. the cards don't exist yet, but the phones can support it once they do.
  • 2 TBs of storage can't imagine you can fill that up Posted from my Moto X 2nd gen and my Nexus 9 both on Android Marshmallow
  • I was reading these specs on my Motorola and decided to test the glass claim. Well after two gentle but firm diagonal swipes with my house key, it didn't resist scratches AT ALL. I'm writing to Blackberry / RIM pronto. Not happy! :p
  • Hey look at that! Another underwhelming device from BlackBerry!
  • Besides the extra social apps and games, i havent seen a phone thats more powerful than blackberry passport se...ive used all types of phone and owned iphone and samsung......
  • 2610mah??? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Well.... it's not QHD, and comes with doze (since it's marshmallow) so the battery should be good, we would have to wait for the reviews to come out. Posted via the Android Central App
  • This phone is going to have a hell of a time competing with better Androids for lower prices.
  • All andorid have weak security and mist have gimmick specs that make no difference lol....those low price phones are made to be hacked lol
  • Why can't BlackBerry do a real flagship? Something with an SD820 and a keyboard. I mean, I love my Priv but god-damn is it slow. It has it's good moments but it should be a lot faster considering what I paid for it.