There’s Yet Another Android Smartphone From BlackBerry in the Works

BlackBerry DTEK60 is reportedly the device codenamed Argon that we've previously heard of


In the run-up to the release of the so-called “safest Android smartphone in the world”, the BlackBerry DTEK50, BlackBerry was said to be having two other smartphones in its fold that would be launched soon after the DTEK50 (then codenamed Neon).

Just like the DTEK50, the two devices, codenamed Argon and Mercury, were said to be midrangers. Thanks to someone at BlackBerry who got too anxious and published images of the ‘Argon’ before time, we know that we will be seeing the former any time soon while there’s no word on how long we have to wait before we see the latter.

Argon will arrive as the BlackBerry DTEK60. If that name is anything to go by then it means that it will have all the security features of the DTEK50 and a few improvements spec-wise. It has a bigger display, more memory and a better processor. Like the DTEK50, the DTEK60’s design is inspired by an Alcatel Idol smartphone and it sidelines the traditional physical keyboard for the on-screen “Intelligent” keyboard. There’s a fingerprint scanner too since BlackBerry wants in on the 2016 hype too.

The specifications are as below:

Display5.5-inch QHD (534ppi)
ProcessorSnapdragon 820
Memory4GB RAM; 32GB internal storage
Camera21MP rear with auto-focus; 8MP front with fixed-focus
Operating SystemAndroid (not sure about the version at this point)
Battery3,000mAh with Quick Charge 3.0
Network3G, 4G LTE
ConnectivityUSB Type-C, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
OtherFingerprint scanner