Blackberry PRIV, the first Android phone from the Canadian OEM has officially been launched in India.
The device’s highlight is of course the physical keyboard (sliding keyboard), which allows the user to use the phone with a true full screen experience.
The BlackBerry Priv sports a 5.4 inch curved AMOLED display with WQHD resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels), and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The phone runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, and is powered by a 64-bit hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 (MSM8992) with 3GB of RAM and an Adreno 418 GPU.
The PRIV has 32GB of internal Storage and also features a microSD card slot which supports up to 2TB of expandable memory.
The phone features an 18 megapixel rear camera with an f/2.2 aperture, Phase Detect Auto Focus (PDAF), Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), Dual LED Flash, 4K video recording (30 fps), FullHD video (60 fps) and 4x digital zoom. The front camera is a 2 megapixels lens with an f/2.8 aperture.
The BlackBerry Priv is backed by a 3410 mAh battery which supports Quick Charging, and comes with a single Nano SIM card slot. Connectivity options on the phone includes support for 4G LTE, GSM/GPRS/EDGE, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, NFC, WiFi, USB 2.0.
The device has a plethora of sensors: Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Time of Flight, Proximity, Ambient Light, Altimeter, Activity Monitor. The PRIV weighs at 192g and measures at 147 x 77.2 x 9.4 mm.
The BlackBerry PRIV has been priced at Rs 62990 in India, and will be available from January 30th on Amazon India.