BlackBerry Argon aka DTEK60 is now FCC and Wi-Fi Alliance certified

Nearly a week ago, we told you about leaked specs for BlackBerry's next handset, the DTEK60. The FCC has certified the phone with a model number of BBA1001. The Wi-Fi Alliance lists the handset as both the BBA100-1, BBA100-2 and the DTEK60. The unit will be a high-end handset compared to the mid-range BlackBerry DTEK50, which is a re-branded Alcatel Idol 4 with an added Convenience key.

The DTEK60 is rumored to be a re-branded version of the TCL 950. While unannounced, the TCL built phone has been certified by TENAA and has been put through the GFXBench benchmark test. TCL, by the way, is the parent company of Alcatel.

We expect that the DTEK60 will be equipped with a 5.5-inch screen carrying a 1440 x 2560 resolution. The Snapdragon 820 chipset will be driving the handset featuring a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of native storage. A 21MP camera graces the rear of the phone and there is an 8MP front-facing snapper for selfies and video chats. A USB Type-C port is included as is, for the first time on a BlackBerry handset, a fingerprint scanner. The Convenience key returns and Android 6.0.1 is pre-installed. This will be an all-touch model with no physical QWERTY keyboard.

With BlackBerry able to cross off the FCC visit on it's "to do" list, we could see the phone unveiled shortly.


source: FCC via Crackberry

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