BlackBerry leaks its next smartphone, the DTEK50

Update 07/26/16: BlackBerry has officially revealed the DTEK50 and the phone is currently available for pre-order.

BlackBerry promised to announce its next Android-powered smartphone this month, but ahead of the phone’s official reveal, it looks like press images of the phone have leaked early.

Commonly known by its development codenames of Hamburg and Neon, images of the “DTEK50 by BlackBerry” have appeared online.


According to a cached page on its own site, the DTEK50 will sport a 5.2-inch 1920 x 1080 pixel display, Snapdragon 617 processor, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage expandable to 2TB with a microSD card. It will also include a 2610 mAh non-removable battery with Quick Charge 2.0, 13 megapixel auto-focus camera with an 8 megapixel front-facing camera that includes a flash module.

Similar to the Priv, BlackBerry’s first Android device, the DTEK50 will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow and come pre-loaded with the company’s own software, including BlackBerry Hub, BlackBerry Calendar, Contacts by BlackBerry, Notes by BlackBerry, Tasks by BlackBerry, BlackBerry Camera, BBM, DTEK by BlackBerry, BlackBerry Device Search, BlackBerry Launcher, BlackBerry Services, BlackBerry Help, BlackBerry Password Keeper, Microsoft exFAT Technology for BlackBerry, BlackBerry Content Transfer and Yahoo! Finance.

As for its design, the DTEK50 looks strikingly similar to the Alcatel Idol 4, which was built by China-based TCL. According to a recent FCC filing, TCL is manufacturing the DTEK50.