Will Blackberry DTEK50 and DTEK60 drag the company from drenching reputation?

Blackberry introduces DTEK50 and DTEK60 Android smartphones in India: Pricing starts at Rs 21, 990

Earlier this year, Blackberry introduced its two new Android-based smartphones for the Indian market and yesterday, the company, in a formal event, launched both handsets officially. Named as Blackberry DTEK50 and Blackberry DTEK60, both smartphones run on Android v6.0 Marshmallow and are enhanced with an app called Security Center, which is designed to provide better security to the users.

In terms of price, DTEK50 is tagged with Rs. 21,990, while with higher specs and superior functionalities; the DTEK60 is priced at Rs. 46,990. To summon up, DTEK50 and DTEK60 are the first smartphone flagships of Blackberry, after the company announced the shutdown of in-house production of smartphones in India.

Concerning specifications, Blackberry DTEK50 is packed with 5.2’’ IPS LCD scratch-resistant full-HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, 3GB RAM, 16GB ROM (Expandable up to 256GB), 13MP primary and 8MP front-facing camera, and 2,610 mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 technology.

Blackberry DTEK60, on the other hand, features 5.5’-inch AMOLED scratch-resistant 2K display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB ROM (expandable up to 256GB), 21MP primary and an 8MP selfie camera, 3,000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 technology, Fingerprint sensor at back, and USB Type-C option.

From the specification mentioned above line-up of both smartphones, it is quite clear that DTEK60 is pretty much powerful than the first one. With high-end specs like the fingerprint scanner, large screen, USB Type-C port, and Snapdragon SoC, DTEK60 seems to do a good business in the Indian market. But while shipments of mid-ranged Android-powered smartphones have captured 87.5% of the Indian market, the new smartphones of Blackberry may face a sluggish sale rate due to their high price range. From the published price range, both phones are evident to be overpriced, and this feature may make Blackberry face more declined speed in India.

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