BlackBerry Is Reportedly Launching A New Water-Resistant Smartphone, Will Ditch The Physical Keyboard

by Karthik Iyer 11

BlackBerry has been quite aggressive with their smartphone launches lately. Recently, the company launched the new KeyOne smartphone, which was rather well received in the market, at least compared to their other offerings. However, now, it looks like the company is all set to launch a new device and this time around, it is expected that we will be getting something different from the company.

Apparently, TCL, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer who is manufacturing the hardware for BlackBerry, has revealed to the source that the company is planning on launching a new smartphone. This new smartphone will be launched under the BlackBerry brand and it looks like it will land somewhere around the month of October. While not a lot is known about this alleged new smartphone, the source did manage to pull out a few useful info.

Firstly, it has been reported that this smartphone will have no physical keyboard. This means that it will be a touchscreen offering just like some of the previously launched smartphones like DTek50 & DTek60, etc. Yes, this is not really surprising right. However, it has also been reported that the smartphone will come with IP67 certification for water and dust-proofing. Well, if you have used some of the Samsung offerings like Galaxy S8, etc. then this certainly might not be as appealing, however, this is first of its kind for BlackBerry.

One of the TCL’s official said that they believe this new smartphone will stand out in the market. He also believes that this offering is planned to lure people away from the typical Samsung and Apple‘s offerings. Apart from being IP67 certified, he also revealed that this smartphone will have a huge battery which is rated to last for more than 26 hours of mixed use. With this, it certainly looks like BlackBerry is going for durability and longevity as their unique selling point.

And on top of all this, this new device is again expected to bring in all the new security features with it as well. Remember the DTEK 50 smartphone? It was said to be the most secure smartphone and it looks like this new one will also be on the same lines. However, as far as the specs of this smartphone are concerned, there is not a lot of info available. But some of the previous rumors say that this could be a mid-ranged offering powered by a Snapdragon 626 processor. If this is true, then it would be a hard sell to make people switch from Galaxy and iPhones. With that said, we would like to know your thoughts on this. Would you be interested in picking up a blackberry smartphone over the Galaxy offering from Samsung or iPhone? Be sure to let us know by dropping a comment down below.

Note – The Featured image display is of DTEK 60.


Karthik Iyer

Karthik is a Computer Science Graduate and a Tech Aficionado who has always found himself fascinated or playing around with all the latest and the best from the world of smartphones and beyond. When he is not working on any smartphone or covering the latest scoop, you can often find playing his favorite PS4 titles.

  • Sarvesh Parab

    If its a midrange phone then some interested people will take it like me…..and if high price and if its having the processor like sd835 and all den too it will be good for buyers and blackberry lovers

  • Yamini Nagarajan

    Amazing BB

  • Swapnil Potdar

    That’s Great from Blackberry👍

  • Good news, but BlackBerry doesn’t seem to set the pricing right in India! Anyway I’d love to see more devices from Blackberry in India 👍

  • Vishal Giri

    looks like blackberry is back in the smartphone business!!

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  • Suhan N

    finally gave up their keys…. also added Water resistant feature that feels good & secure processor is not the best i guess still what so ever it doesnt come under the budget of most people out there…

  • Aakash Prajapati

    Nice One At Least Water Resistance given up But How Many Time 1Minute , 10 Minute , 100 minute. Its First Phone Get This Feature Than Not Get Budget Smartphone. Ther Spec Are Not Getting Than Not More Comment It.

  • Uday Kumar

    Hope they penetrate deep into the market again with this change

  • Mahua Banerjee

    how much it require

  • Arup Das

    Superb BlackBerry Is Reportedly Launching A New Water-Resistant Smartphone, Will Ditch The Physical Keyboard