BlackBerry DTEK60 could be the company’s first smartphone with fingerprint scanner

BlackBerry tried catching up with the latest smartphone trend, full touchscreen smartphone without QWERTY keypad, with the launch of BlackBerry DTEK50. Now, reports are coming up which shows the BlackBerry DTEK50 successor under works – the BlackBerry DTEK60.

A web page with URL donotpublish.html surfaced online, which provides precise details of the forthcoming BlackBerry smartphone. It shows that the smartphone would pack a fingerprint scanner, which if turns out to be true, would be first on a BlackBerry smartphone. The BlackBerry DTEK50 brought with itself a lot of security features, and we expect the same security on the next BlackBerry handset.

BlackBerry DTEK60 Specifications

BlackBerry DTEK60 specifications include 5.5-inch 1440 x 2560p display. The smartphone is expected to be powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor with Adreno 530 GPU. The RAM inside the phone will be 4GB, and the internal storage capacity will stand at 32GB. The smartphone will run on Android; there is no mention of the version as of now.

The battery fuelling BlackBerry DTEK60 would be 3000mAh with support for quick charge functionality. Coming on to the camera the smartphone would hold, it would have a 21MP rear snapper with autofocus, and an 8MP front camera will take care of the selfie needs. Besides this, it will reportedly have a USB Type-C port, which has become a norm in all the upcoming smartphones, a convenience key, and an intuitive gesture-based navigation on the touch screen.

The former smartphone launched, though garnered the attention, did not do well in terms of sales number. BlackBerry doesn’t seem to have taken a lesson from the DTEK50 failure. It appears that BlackBerry DTEK60 is a rebranded version of TCL 950 that is yet to launch. Let me remind you that BlackBerry DTEK50 was also a revised version of Alcatel Idol 4.

So all in all, the next smartphone may be a little disappointing, but nothing can be said until the company has a final word on these reports. We will bring more news on BlackBerry’s next smartphone. Keep checking back.