BlackBerry has announced the DTEK50, a mid-range Android smartphone that the firm claims to be the most secure in the world.
The BlackBerry DTEK50, also known as the BlackBerry Neon, has a 5.2in 1920x1080 Full HD display, an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, 3GB of RAM and 16GB of storage expandable via microSD up to 2TB.
There's a customisable BlackBerry Convenience Key on the side of the device, which provides quick access to most-used applications or tasks.
BlackBerry has equipped the handset with Google's Marshmallow operating system, providing support for Android for Work as the firm continues to target the enterprise market.
BlackBerry has added some of its own features on top of Google's software, including the BlackBerry Hub for managing notifications and the firm's DTEK mobile security management software.
The company has gone so far as to claim that the DTEK50 is the "world's most secure" Android smartphone thanks to the added software tweaks.
"When it comes to security, Android smartphones from BlackBerry are ahead of all other Android smartphones," the firm said.
"Security isn’t something that’s tacked on, it’s fully integrated into the BlackBerry device hardware and OS. BlackBerry sets the bar in incident response and patch management, and brings world-renowned security experts and testing to DTEK50.
"When it comes to protecting business-critical data and personal privacy, BlackBerry will keep you safe and secure."
BlackBerry Messenger is pre-loaded, but good luck finding anybody else who uses it.
The BlackBerry DTEK50 is a reasonably slim 7.4mm and has 13MP autofocus and 8MP fixed-focus cameras and a 2,610mAh battery that the firm claimed will offer around 17 hours.
BlackBerry also said that the phone can charge to 50 per cent in an oddly precise 51 minutes thanks to the inclusion of Quick Charge 2.0.
The DTEK50 smartphone is available to pre-order now at the BlackBerry website priced at £275 before it starts shipping on 8 August.
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