BlackBerry DTEK50 becomes official Secure Android phone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 SoC and 3GB of


Over the past few weeks we've seen a lot ofleaks and rumors regarding BlackBerry's second Android-running smartphone.

At various points this was referred to asHamburg, Neon, or DTEK50, with an official press render leaking mere hours ago.

And now we know that, out of those three,BlackBerry chose DTEK50 to be the phone's official name.

As rumored, the BlackBerry DTEK50 is justa rebranded alcatel Idol 4, a mid-range Android device that got announced at the beginningof this year.

The difference, obviously, is that the DTEK50runs BlackBerry's interpretation of Android, and not alcatel's.

It comes with the BlackBerry Hub preinstalled,as well as the BlackBerry keyboard, while DTEK (the software) monitors your overallsecurity rating and has suggestions for improving it.

DTEK tracks your apps and notifies you whensomeone is taking pictures or videos without your knowledge, or accessing your contactsor location.

The same goes for when your microphone isturned on and when an SMS is sent.

The phone also features a programmable BlackBerryConvenience Key, pop-up widgets, BlackBerry Device Search, Instant Actions, and GestureControls as part of the Canadian company's software enhancements to Android.

The DTEK50 is "the world's most secure Androidsmartphone" according to BlackBerry – but if you believe that then you also see howironic it is that the much more expensive Priv is apparently less secure.

As for specs, if you know those of the alcatelIdol 4, then you know the BlackBerry DTEK50's too.

The two handsets are identical.

So BlackBerry's newest offering comes witha 5.

2-inch 1080p touchscreen, a 13 MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus andLED flash, an 8 MP selfie shooter, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 617 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of expandablestorage, and a 2,610 mAh battery.

It runs Android 6.

0 Marshmallow.

It's already up for pre-order from BlackBerry'sown website in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands.

It's priced at $299, �339, CAD 429, and�275, respectively.

It will become available during the week ofAugust 8.