Blackberry is back, and this time with Android’s backing. The company has launched an Android based ‘Phablet’, after the failure of its operating software BB10. The device is named ‘Blackberry Priv’, where the word ‘Priv’ has been used for privacy.
The phone is trying to cash on its security feature through the introduction of its its own ‘Patented Picture Login’. This feature gives BB an all round security and a perfect blend of ease. For the first time this phablet will also support third party options from Google Play and various BB apps like BB Meeting, WatchDox etc.
The phone has been launched in the US and it has been confirmed by the authorities that the phone is now available on pre-order on Blackberry’s official website. The delivery process will begin from today and the price tag it carries is of $699.
The Blackberry Priv’s body is a combination of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge’s shining back and a bold black look with stunning edges. This phone has pulled it off for Blackberry.
Body: With a weight of almost 192 grams this phone this phone has a qwerty keypad in a sliding function. Supports a nano sim.
Display: AMOLED Capacitive touchscreen of 5.4 inches with 540 ppi pixel density. Corning Gorilla Glass 4 with an edged screen gives an extra protection to the touch screen.
OS: Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop), Soon Android Marshmellow will be updated in the device
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 (you can also find this chipset in LG G4 and Nexus 5X). This chipset is made for stunning display and it supports the new ‘4k’ videos.
CPU: 64 bit Hexa-core Processor (Dual-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A57 & quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU: Adreno 418
Storage: Supports external memory card, expandable up to 200GB with an internal memory of 32GB
Camera: A not-so-good 2 mp front camera with ‘No Selfie Mode’. The rear camera is a 18 MP Schneider-Kreuznach optics camera with optical image stabilization, phase detection autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Battery: A stable bold battery of 3410 mAh.