BlackBerry Priv Launches in India
BlackBerry Priv launches in India today, after having been unveiled for the first time in October, at a price of Rs 62,999.
The Priv, which was first unveiled in October, is a make or break project for BlackBerry as it sees it leaving its own OS behind in search of greener pastures that Android provides. This shift by BlackBerry is being seen as a move aimed at helping the ailing company’s return to its previous highs. BlackBerry in its previous interactions with the media had also hinted the company may soon unveil another Android phone this year.
In terms of specs, this offering from the Candian company comes loaded with decent firepower. The Priv on the outside has a 5.4-inch dual-curved Plastic AMOLED screen with a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels (540ppi). Under its beautiful display, the device packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Hexa-Core, 64-bit processor with an Adreno 418 GPU clocked at 600 MHz.
BlackBerry Priv further boasts of 3GB low powered RAM and internal storage of up to 32 GB, which is expandable up to an impressive 2 TB. The battery pack that makes this device run is rated at 3410 mAh. It is also equipped with an 18 MP dual-flash Schneider-Kreuznach certified camera to click amazing pictures.
BlackBerry, which has dubbed the Priv as the ”secure smartphone powered by Android”, is going to roll out the smartphone ‘pre-loaded with the brand new BlackBerry DTEK application, designed to help you manage and protect your privacy.’ BlackBerry claims that the DTEK app will tell you which apps access your personal data and shows the overall security assessment of your device.
|Display||5.4-inch dual-curved Plastic AMOLED|
|Resolution||2560 x 1440 pixels (540ppi)|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Hexa-Core, 64-bit processor|
|Rear Camera||18 MP dual-flash, Schneider-Kreuznach certified|
|Front Camera||2 MP|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC and microUSB v2.0 (SlimPort 4K)|
|OS||Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)|
BlackBerry Priv will be up for sale on Amazon.in starting 30th January.