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Blackberry DTEK50 in a nutshell: Specs, UK price and release date

The Blackberry DTEK50 is Blackberry’s first new mobile phone of 2016, an Android handset just like last year’s Blackberry Priv but this time more affordable, and with one key feature missing. Here’s everything you need to know about the Blackberry DTEK50 (previously leaked as the Blackberry Neon), including the phone’s specs, features, UK price and release date.

What is the Blackberry DTEK50?

Last year’s Blackberry Priv proved that Blackberry has definitely still got some serious smartphone game. The Priv’s impressive hardware was just the cherry on the top; that phone was our first glimpse of Blackberry’s smartly designed remodelling of Android, which offered up the best of both worlds and made for one of the most surprising smartphones of 2016.

Read next: 10 ways that Blackberry improved Android for the Priv

That’s why we’re eagerly Blackberry’s next Android mobile, the Blackberry DTEK50. For while the Priv was a premium handset with a rather steep asking price, the DTEK50 is a mid-range mobile with a more affordable price tag. Don’t worry though, the Blackberry DTEK50 still packs some solid specs, to compete with the likes of the Moto G4 and OnePlus 3.

This time around there’s no physical keyboard, which may split Blackberry fans. However, we’re happy to see the back of those plastic keyboards, as the Priv’s board bulked up the phone and Blackberry’s software keyboard is one of the best around, especially if you’re multi-lingual.

Blackberry as ever is heralding personal security as one of the DTEK50’s key features, with lots of built-in security measures to keep your data and accounts safe.

What are the Blackberry DTEK50’s specs?

The Blackberry DTEK50 specs are as follows:

5.2-inch Full HD (1920×1080) display

Snapdragon 617 processor

3GB RAM

16GB storage (up to 2TB supported)

microSD support

Android Marshmallow

13-megapixel camera (Full HD video recording)

8-megapixel front-facing camera

2610mAh battery

135g, 7.4mm thick

What is the Blackberry DTEK50 UK price and release date?

The Blackberry DTEK50 is available to pre-order from the UK Blackberry Shop right now, with an asking price of £275. If you pre-order the DTEK50 via Blackberry’s store, for a limited time you’ll get a free Blackberry Mobile Power Pack worth £55.

You can expect the Blackberry DTEK50 to hit UK stores on August 8.

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