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BlackBerry DTEK60 is a seriously secure flagship contender

BlackBerry may not be designing and making its own phones anymore, but that hasn’t stopped it from launching a new flagship contender in the shape of the BlackBerry DTEK60.

Manufactured by TCL (the firm behind Alcatel), the DTEK60 is a high-end version of the DTEK50, which arrived earlier this year. 

It boasts an eye-popping 5.5-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, Android 6 Marshmallow, 21MP rear camera, 8MP front camera, 3,000mAh battery and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. 

The big selling point though is the security, which is baked in from a manufacturing level all the way through to the software. There's full data encryption, a dedicated app allowing you to have complete control over apps, and more built into the DTEK60.

Powerful privacy

That’s a strong lineup then – and with a price tag of £475 / $499 (around AU$650), BlackBerry's new phone is taking the fight to the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, OnePlus 3, LG G5, Pixel XL and iPhone 7 Plus

Whether it's enough to convince people buy is another thing though – and BlackBerry is once again a little late to the party with the DTEK60.

John McCann
John McCann

John joined TechRadar a decade ago as Staff Writer for Phones, and over the years has built up a vast knowledge of the tech industry. He's interviewed CEOs of some of the world's biggest tech firms, visited their HQs and has appeared on live TV and radio, including Sky News, BBC News, BBC World News, Al Jazeera, LBC and BBC Radio 4. Originally specializing in phones, tablets and wearables, John is now TechRadar's resident automotive expert, reviewing the latest and greatest EVs and PHEVs on the market. John also looks after the day-to-day running of the site.