BlackBerry has finally opened-up its channel for its frst ever Android smartphone, the curved-screen slider known as Priv. Pre-orders for the BlackBerry Priv with a slide-out keyboard is now available in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
The BlackBerry Priv Android slider is a 5.4-inch Quad-HD AMOLED display posing smartphone, which is powered by a Hexa-Core Snapdragon 808 processor and as uual runs for the first time on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with BlackBerry’s own inclusions and apps such as DTEK by BB for Android that lets you know when your privacy could be at risk so that you can take action to improve it.
Camera-wise, the Android-powered BlackBerry Priv sports an 18-megapixel rear camera with dual-Tone LED flash, OIS, Phase-Detection Autofocus (PDAF) and hosues a 5MP forward facing camera for better selfies.
Specifications In Brief:
- 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
- 5MP 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 is only initiated to sell it in Black Color. American BlackBerry fans will be able to pre-order the device for $699 starting from today, with delivery expected on November 6th. Canadians at CA$ 899 and the UK respectives at £559 ($857) for the same deal.