BlackBerry is believed to be working on a new Android smartphone called DTEK60.
Previous rumors have revealed that the Canadian mobile phone is working on three new Android handsets this year: Neon, Argon and Mercury. The BlackBerry Argon could be released as the DTEK60.
Crackberry reports that the purported DTEK60's leaked specs come from a webpage on a BlackBerry server that was not meant to go live. The webpage had an extension that said "donotpublish.html," which hints that BlackBerry is in fact working on the DTEK60.
If the leaked specs are to be believed, the upcoming phone may sport a 5.5-inch scratch-resistant Quad HD screen with a display resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels and 534 ppi. Under the hood would be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, Adreno 530 GPU and 4 GB of RAM.
The rumored BlackBerry handset may come with 32 GB of internal storage. The leaked specs do not indicate if the phone will have a memory card slot. However, given that the DTEK50 includes a microSD card slot, it is likely that the same option will be extended to the DTEK60.
The DTEK60 could be equipped with a 21-megapixel rear-facing camera and an 8-megapixel selfie camera. It could also have USB Type-C port and powered by a 3,000 mAh non-removable battery.
The DTEK50 comes running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow straight out of the box. The leaked specs suggest that the DTEK60 would also be a "Fully Android" phone. Customers will hope though that the BlackBerry offering comes running on Android 7.0 Nougat.
Fingerprint scanning has become a standard in most top-notch smartphones. The technology allows users to unlock the phone without a passcode. It's also helpful when confirming online transactions without the need of a password, which more often than not gets hacked easily. The leaked specs suggest that the DTEK60 will also have a fingerprint sensor, which would make it the first BlackBerry phone with the security feature.
While specs of the DTEK60 have emerged online, there are no images associated with the rumored device. Speculations are rife, however, that the DTEK60 could be a re-badged Alcatel Idol 4 Pro or TCL 950.
In the U.S., the DTEK50 is priced at $299, but since the DTEK60 has premium features, customers should expect to pay more for the upcoming phone.
BlackBerry has not confirmed any detail about the DTEK60 or Aragon. Fans will have to wait until the company officially announces the mobile phone, so till then take all rumors with a pinch of salt.