New BlackBerry device details leaked

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The rumoured new BlackBerry device has been leaked in an apparent accidental upload to the company’s website.

It is thought it will be called the DTEK60, following on from the DTEK50 released earlier this year. From the details that were temporarily available, it seems that the new smartphone will be more powerful than the DTEK50 and will run on Android.

According to the site CrackBerry, which captured screenshots of the device before the page was taken down, it will have a more powerful processor than the original smartphone, a larger screen and a fingerprint sensor.

The DTEK50 was BlackBerry’s most secure device yet so it will not be surprising if the DTEK60 is just as security-conscious. With the inclusion of the fingerprint scanner, it has some industry experts wondering how biometrics might be implemented in BlackBerry’s strategy.

Known as the ‘Argon’ before the new details were published, the DTEK60 will likely be designed by BlackBerry’s manufacturing partners rather than within the company itself.

The new device will likely feature a 5.5" touchscreen with 2560 x 1440 Quad HD resolution. There will be no physical keyboard. It is expected to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 64-bit Quad-Core processor. It will also probably feature a 3000 mAh 4.4V non-removable Lithium-Ion battery Quick Charge 3.0 support.

Storage will be upgraded from the DTEK50 at 32GB. There will be 4GB of RAM included.

It will come with a probable 21MP rear-facing camera as well as an 8MP front-facing camera. The convenience key will still be present, according to the details published.

BlackBerry has not denied the existence of the device, simply claiming that it is currently not commenting on any upcoming devices.

The Inquirer has predicted that the DTEK60 will be priced at around £400 when it is released, which is expected to happen in October.