Blackberry unveiled on Tuesday its DTEK 50 Android phone. Apart from its most distinctive security feature, the company has referred to the BlackBerry DTEK50 as its thinnest smartphone ever. The only 7.4mm thin phone sports 5.2-inch full high-definition touchscreen, full HD resolution, 13MP rear camera, and 8MP front-facing flash camera.

The DTEK 50 runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor with 3 gigabytes of RAM and is powered by 2,610 mAh battery, 16 GB inbuilt memory expandable up to 2 TB. The device features likewise a BlackBerry Convenience Key that allows quick access to your favorite apps.

Blackberry unveiled on Tuesday its DTEK 50 Android phone, which the compary refers to as the thinniest and most secure smartphone ever. Photo credit: Android Central
Blackberry unveiled on Tuesday its DTEK 50 Android phone, which the company refers to as the thinnest and most secure smartphone ever. Photo credit: Android Central

Last year Blackberry presented the first BlackBerry Android device: Priv, which was priced at $700. This time, the company aims to offer a more affordable phone to overcome the disappointing sell rates it registered since November when the Priv smartphone was launched.

‘The world’s most secure Android phone’

The Canadian company has labeled its latest product as the most secure Android phone ever. The device has been designed to protect everything about your private mobile life including your photos, messages, apps, and locations. Blackberry considers users deserve a more powerful and secure phone because of the phone’s content might be exposed.

“With an increase in cybercrime on smartphones, people need to recognize that the private details of their lives – where they live, their bank info, pictures of their kids – are at risk on their personal device. You wouldn’t leave the doors of your house unlocked at night. Having a smartphone that doesn’t take your privacy seriously is the equivalent,” said David Kleidermacher, Blackberry’s Chief Security Officer. “It’s equally important for businesses to protect their sensitive data from cyberattacks at all points of their mobile environment – from the device to the network and servers.”

The company restated on Tuesday its commitment to security as the primary selling point of its latest phones. During a webcast press conference to launch the phone, Blackberry presented a video reminding people of the personal nature of its phone: security.

Because of security is part of the foundation of the device, Blackberry promised security patches that are going to be delivered monthly.

Alex Thurber, Blackberry’s head of devices, promoted the DTEK 50 as “the world’s most secure Android smartphone.” The device’s name stands for the DTEK feature that helps secure any BlackBerry device. Considering that the DTEK app is in charge of monitoring the OS and apps and lets a mobile user known whether privacy is at risk, the new phone’s name represents the company’s commitment to securing Android.

The DTEK 50 device includes features to alert users if someone is using or trying to use the camera or microphone from remote places, sending text messages, or if someone attempts to access the device’s location or contacts. Once users realize their phones are at risk, with the DTEK 50’s features they can take actions towards it.

The BlackBerry DTEK50 is priced at $299 and is currently available for pre-order in US, UK, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, The Netherlands and Italy.

Source: Android Community