BlackBerry can still be considered an infant in the world of Android, having released its first Android smartphone, the BlackBerry Priv, late last year. However, the Canadian smartphone manufacturer isn't stopping with the Priv, as it recently launched the BlackBerry DTEK50 which also runs on Android, back in July. Now, it has been reported that BlackBerry is planning to release a new Android flagship smartphone packed with high-end internals, called the BlackBerry DTEK60. While details of the device have been leaking in the past week or so, an image of the device is yet to be leaked until now.
Evan Blass who is well-known for leaking credible information on devices, has posted an image of the front of the alleged BlackBerry DTEK60 on his official Twitter account. From the image at the bottom of this post, you will be able to see a few app icons such as BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) and the Google Play Store. The device also sports slightly curved edges and will have on-screen navigation buttons according to the leaked image. While Blass did not specify any specs or the official announcement date, a previous leak from BlackBerry's official site did reveal the specs of the device. According to the leak, the BlackBerry DTEK60 will be sporting a 5.5-inch QHD display with a pixel density of 534 pixels per inch. Under the hood, it will be powered by a Snapdragon 820 System-on-Chip along with an Adreno 530 chip to handle graphics. When it comes to memory, the smartphone will come with 4GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. For optics, a 21 MP shooter will be placed on the rear while an 8 MP shooter will be on the front of the device. A USB Type-C port will be used to charge up the 3,000 mAh non-removable battery on the BlackBerry DTEK60.
It is widely believed that the BlackBerry DTEK60 will be a rebranded TCL 950 smartphone, which was launched last week in China, though BlackBerry's upcoming device may differ slightly from the TCL 950. Similarly, the BlackBerry DTEK50, was a rebranded Alcatel Idol 4. Unfortunately, there is still no mention of the official launch date of the BlackBerry DTEK60, but more information regarding the device will likely surface in the weeks to come.