BlackBerry DTEK60 Images Leak Ahead Of October 11 Launch, Design Review

Just after getting certifications from both the FCC and the WiFi alliance, images of the BlackBerry DTEK60 aka 'Argon' have started doing the rounds on the internet ahead of it's official unveiling on October 11, a week after Google unveils the Pixel devices. The images which surfaced up on WinFuture's website show off Argon's design completely.


The device's front shows off it's 5.5" Quad HD screen along with the 8-megapixel Fixed-Focus camera. Although BlackBerry played well in coming up with thin edges around the screen and a beautiful design overall, the large top and bottom bezels are just too ugly to look at. Even though they seem to suit the device, but if BlackBerry could have just trimmed up these bezels a bit, the 147 mm high phone could have been a bit shorter, which would have ultimately made it fir some more pockets.


The metallic edges having a width of 75.4 millimetres sport the circular convenience key along with a set of volume rocker keys present along the top edge. The opposite left edge has the power key on the top. Honestly if you ask us, the power key just seems to be too oddly placed. Many smartphone users prefer to use a flip cover along with their device, BlackBerry just doesn't seem to have kept those people in mind while designing this.


The BlackBerry DTEK60 sports a 21-megapixel auto-focus camera on it's back along with an LED flash and a fingerprint scanner. Although these images don't exactly tell us whether we can expect a metal or a plastic back, it surely doesn't look like a rubber back, as it was in DTEK50.


Argon's top packs in a 3.5 mm headphone jack along with a mic. There is another mic present in the phone's bottom edge as well. With a dual set of mics in, noise reduction during calls has been looked after well by BlackBerry,


Argon's bottom has a USB-C port which would be used to charge the 3000 mAh 4.4V non-removable Lithium-Ion battery aboard the DTEK60 and with QuickCharge 3.0 enabled, you should be able to get from 0% to 80% in a span of just 35 minutes. A little distance away from the USB-C port is a mic.


Even though the DTEK60 is a re-badged Alcatel Idol 4 Pro or TCL 950, BlackBerry just seems to have forgotten the basics of designing with this one. Overall the phone design seems to be highly unpleasing, However, let's hope that BlackBerry makes it count big with Argon this time, that too if it gets the pricing right. Please BlackBerry, don't screw this one up! 

Krittin Kalra
Krittin Kalra is a 20 year old Android freak. Striving for passions, chasing down his dreams and living a life without regrets is his sole mantra. A bit moody, he also does custom ROM reviews for AndroGuider. Currently pursuing his B.Tech, he aspires to follow his heart.
BlackBerry DTEK60 Images Leak Ahead Of October 11 Launch, Design Review BlackBerry DTEK60 Images Leak Ahead Of October 11 Launch, Design Review Reviewed by Krittin Kalra on 9/29/2016 06:59:00 PM
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