The BlackBerry DTEK60, the company’s 2016 flagship phone, could soon be with us. CrackBerry has found that the phone has arrived with the FCC and WiFi Alliance sites, where it has been registered as the BBA1001 with both, and the DTEK60 at the WiFi Alliance.
While there isn’t a lot of information to be gained from the phone passing through either, it does at least confirm its existence and that it’s nearing a launch date.
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German site WinFuture believes that launch date to be October 11th, in Canada at least. The site has also obtained some rendered images purporting to be the new phone that confirm the 5.5in touchscreen and absence of physical keyboard.
On the back there’s the expected 21-megapixel camera and a fingerprint scanner underneath it. The display looks as though it has slightly rounded edges All in all, it looks a lot like the Alcatel Idol 4S, which we expected given that BlackBerry has started using TCL Communications’ reference designs.
The DTEK60 is expected to feature a 5.5in 2560 x 1440 Quad HD AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage and will come running Android 7 Nougat. WinFuture believes the new phone will cost around CAD 699 when it launches, which converts to $599 (£460), but given various import costs we expect it will cost closer to £500 when it arrives in the UK.