BlackBerry Priv, the company’s first Android smartphone with a slide-out Keyboard is now available for pre-order in the US, Canada and UK, as expected. It packs a 5.4-inch Quad HD AMOLED display, is powered by an Hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor and runs on Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) with BlackBerry’s own features and apps, including DTEK by BlackBerry for Android that lets you know when your privacy could be at risk so you can take action to improve it. It has an 18-megapixel rear camera with dual tone LED flash, OIS, phase-detection auto-focus (PDAF) and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
BlackBerry Priv specifications
- 5.43-inch (2560 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD AMOLED dual-curved display at 540 PPI with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection
- 4-row BlackBerry slider keyboard
- Hexa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 ( 4x 1.44GHz ARM A53 + 2 x 1.8 GHz ARM A57 ) 64-bit processor with 600 MHz Adreno 418 GPU
- 3GB RAM, 32GB of internal memory, expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD
- Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop)
- 18MP rear camera with dual-tone Flash, OIS, PDAF, f/2.2 6P lens, 4K video recording, 6DOF video stabilization
- 2MP front-facing camera, f/2.8 aperture, 1.7 micron pixel size
- Dimensions: 147 (184 opened) x 77.2 x 9.4mm; Weight: 192g
- 3.5mm audio jack, Front-facing speaker and 3 microphones
- 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz) MIMO, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, GPS, NFC, USB 2.0 with Slimport
- 3,410 mAh battery with up to 22.5 hours battery life with mixed use, fast charging
The BlackBerry Priv comes in Black Color and is now available for pre-order at $699 (Rs. 45340 approximately) in the US and CA$ 899 in Canada and £559 in UK. It will ship in all these countries staring from November 6th. BlackBerry says that it will reveal roll out details for other countries soon.