Here Are All The Pricing And Specifications Details You Need To Know About BlackBerry Priv


Previously, we reported the leaked images of BlackBerry Priv, along with the device’s camera samples. Now, we have hands-on footage for you guys, along with all the pricing and hardware details that you needed to know about the smartphone.

BlackBerry Priv Is Going To Be Quite A Pricy Handset – Details And Video Included

BlackBerry Priv is going to feature a Snapdragon 808 SoC, along with 3GB of RAM. The screen itself is going to be a 5.4 inch one and will radiate a resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels. The hexa-core processor present in the smartphone will not be downclocked so you will not have to worry about performance issues. In addition to a touch-keyboard, there is also a physical keyboard that comes out courtesy of a sliding mechanism and is present for all those who want to experience a more tactile feeling from their mobile’s keyboard.

There is also an 18MP Sony IMX230 camera sensor present on the rear side of BlackBerry Priv and it is the same sensor that is present on devices like Meizu MX5 and Sony Xperia M5, meaning that it will effortlessly be able to record 4K videos in addition to snapping high-resolution images. According to the source, the camera also features Schneider-Kreuznach optics but it looks like we will get to see the benefits of it later in the year.

There is also 32GB of on-board storage present in BlackBerry Priv, and guess what? You will be able to expand that storage up to 2TB. However, not everything is so magical about the smartphone because it is running Android Lollipop 5.1.1 ‘out of the box’. For a smartphone that is going to be announced during the end of 2015, BlackBerry Priv should have come running with Android Marshmallow because the update has obvious benefits over the previous ones.

Now, despite the fact that Android happens to be a vulnerable platform when security is the primary concern, this device will be running ‘top notch’ security protocols from BlackBerry, along with a DTEK privacy application pre-running inside it. The complete dimensions of the smartphone measure in at 147 x 77.2 x 9.4mm, and it expands to 184mm tall when you slide it open. It weighs in at 192 grams, and is not going to be lightest mobile devices to pick up.

Coming to one of the most crucial aspects of BlackBerry Priv; its price tag. According to Carphone Warehouse, the unlocked variant of the handset is being sold for £579.99, which brings you to a grand total of $895.45, and that is not a cheap phone by any means necessary. However, you can always choose to go down the economical route by spending £49 on a monthly basis.

There is also a promo video given at the bottom so do let us know what you thought about the hardware specifications and price of BlackBerry Priv. We want to know your thoughts.