Blackberry PRIV


Blackberry PRIV

BlackBerry Priv, the first smartphone from Blackberry that runs Android OS, is now officially out in India (for Rs 59000-63000). The BlackBerry Priv was officially released on January 30 across all channels.
This device is expected to gain popularity among the Indian markets, as Blackbeery has switched to android from its traditional OS.

Display and Design


The Blackberry Priv comes with a 5.4-inch AMOLED display that has a screen resolution of 1440×2560 pixels which results in a pixel density of 544ppi. It comes with Corning Gorilla glass,v4 which gives the best in class protection from scratches and unwanted marks. The Full HD display is immersive and renders images in truest colours. The slider phone is only black color for now and sports Qwerty keypad which gives users the flexibility of touchscreen and keypad as well , this is a rarely seen feature nowadays.

Operating System

The device is powered by Snapdragon 808 dual-core and an quad-core processors which clocks at a speed of 1.8GHz and 1.44GHz respectively. The processors are supported by a 3GB RAM that easily delivers lag free performance while switching between applications and gaming. The phone runs Android v5.1.1 (Lollipop) as its operating system.

Camera and Storage


One of the main highlights of the device is its 18MP shooter with dual LED flash that captures fabulous images and is a pleasure for the camera lovers. For video calls and selfies, it has a 2MP front camera as well. To store data and entertainment files, it is equipped with an internal memory of 32GB which can further be expanded up to 2TB via a microSD card.

Battery and Connectivity

The Blackberry Priv run on a 3,410mAh li-po battery which gives ample hours of talktime on 3G. As for connectivity options, the┬ádevice support 4G LTE (with the US variant only showing support for India’s FDD-LTE Band 3), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with Direct functionality, Bluetooth 4.1, 3.5mm audio jack, Micro-USB, NFC, and GPS/ A-GPS. The smartphone bears an accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, time of flight (ToF) sensor, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, altimeter, and activity monitor.


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