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Blackberry DTEK 70: pocket rocket in the form of a 4.5-inch smartphone

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If for some reasons, you still prefer a small device; then you are in luck with Blackberry DTEK 70. It will be the fastest and the best for such a small device.

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For those of you who may remember, the DTEK lineup is fairly new with DTEK 50 which got the ball rolling in August last year. It is said to be the world’s most secure Android smartphone in the world with the below specs:

  • 5.2-inch Full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels or ~424 ppi pixel density
  • Scratch-resistant glass and oleophobic coating for protection
  • Qualcomm MSM8952 Snapdragon 617 chipset, Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Adreno 405 graphics and 3GB RAM
  • 13MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • 8MP secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • 16GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 256GB
  • Android Marshmallow 6.0
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 2610 mAh battery with Fast battery charging, 51% in 50 minutes – 17 hours of talk time/battery life
  • 4G LTE
  • On screen BlackBerry® Keyboard that comes with contextual auto-correction, next-word prediction and a personalised learning engine that gets to know the way you type with on screen flick typing or seamless flow typing.
  • Customisable BlackBerry Convenience Key (usable as Mute Key when on an active call)
  • BlackBerry Security that protects the private details of your life from being hacked
  • August 2016 release date
  • $299 USD price tag

For business users who emphasises on top-notch security, then naturally DTEK 50 will appeal to them. The price for it might be slightly high, but when you factor in its security details; then you begin to understand why it costs that much.

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What’s up with DTEK 70? More details can be found as follows:

  • 4.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels or ~490 ppi pixel density
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Capacitive touch 3-row BlackBerry keyboard
  • Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 chipset, Quad-core (2x2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo) processor, Adreno 530 graphics and 4GB RAM
  • 13MP primary camera withf/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • 8MP secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • 64GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 256GB
  • Android Marshmallow 6.0
  • Non-removable Li-Ion battery with Fast battery charging

Taking a look at the DTEK 70, it comes equipped with a small 4.5-inch Full HD screen and a physical keyboard to complement it. Then there’s also a fingerprint sensor for all your biometric needs.

Under the hood of the DTEK 70 will be top-notch with the availability of the Snapdragon 821 chipset, fast quad-core Kryo processor, great graphics and 4GB RAM. This ensures very fast performance that can run everything that you can throw at it, and still have more left in the tank.

All work and no play will be pretty boring, right? Here comes the 13MP-8MP camera that lets you have some fun snapping away great pictures. The PDAF and dual-LED feature let you take great photos, even in the dark. An 8MP selfie camera then lets you take selfies in high-res so you can share them in your favourite social media.

You don’t have to worry about storage, as there’s plenty to go around with its 64GB internal storage. Should you find it insufficient, just pop in a microSD card and you can further expand up to 256GB.

As with all other DTEK devices, the DTEK 70 will be equipped with Android Marshmallow 6.0, which is a nice change from their previous Blackberry OS.

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Conclusion:

Blackberry DTEK 70 should greatly appeal to previous BB users who loves the small screen and a physical keyboard. But this time around, it is packed with great hardware, great camera, large storage and Android Marshmallow 6.0 OS to give you the tools to succeed in life.

Blackberry DTEK 70 is expected to be available in the coming months although there’s no word yet on the pricing. It is said to be available only in Black color.

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