BlackBerry Priv Android Smartphone Is Officially Official -See Specs & Price

Canadian based BlackBerry Ltd has finally laid to rest rumors & Speculations about its first Android powered device.The firm launched its first Android powered smartphone – the blackberry Priv which is expected to help the firm salvage its smartphone market, which has slid to under one percent in the past few years.

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The BlackBerry Priv looks attractive in design, but thicker than most recent flagships  on same  Android platform , weighing a heffy  192g, and measuring  147 x 77.2 x 9.4mm, and heavy at 192g, measuring 147 x 77.2 x 9.4mm, and extending to 184mm when when it is slide open.

The Blackberry Priv features  a backlit QWERTY keyboard that slides out from behind the 5.4-inch quad HD display.The Blackberry Priv has under its hood a 1.8GHz 64-bit hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, along with 3GB RAM, 32GB of expandable internal  storage.

The Blackberry Priv is also well endowed in the Camera compartment featuring a 18-megapixel rear camera, with a 2-megapixel front-facing snapper, with the rear being a Schneider-Kreuznach lens. Optical image stabilisation and 4K UHD video recording up to 30 frames per second are the highlights.

The Operating system is Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box and powered by a  3410mAh battery, which Blackerry claims can last upto 22hous of  regular call.Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, 4G. Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer.

BlackBerry Priv detailed specifications
Release date October 2015
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 147.00 x 77.20 x 9.40
Weight (g) 192.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3410
Removable battery No
Colours Black
SAR value 0.00
Screen size (inches) 5.40
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1440×2560 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 540
Processor 1.44GHz  hexa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 2
Rear camera 18-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 2-megapixel
Operating System Android 5.1.1
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported NA
Bluetooth Yes
Infrared No
Wi-Fi Direct No
MHL Out No
Headphones No
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

The BlackBerry Priv is a single SIM (GSM) device and it is already available is available unlocked for $699, directly from BlackBerry’s website.

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