BlackBerry has a lot riding on its first Android smartphone, the Priv. While the smartphone has gone up for pre-orders, the company continues to tease its different aspects. In yet another video, BlackBerry has detailed the features that it thinks will help the Priv stand out in the crowded market. Also Read - Blackberry 5G smartphone 2021 comeback confirmed again, to bring physical keyboardsAlso Read - Blackberry is coming back once more, will debut in 2021 with a flagship keyboard phone
The video starts out by highlighting the BlackBerry Hub, which is essentially a one-stop shop for all kinds of communications on the smartphone. It also highlights features like pop-up widgets, and specially DTEK, which will continue monitoring the smartphone s privacy level, and will alert if any installed app proves to be a risk. Also Read - TCL will not design, manufacture or sell BlackBerry smartphones from August 31
BlackBerry also highlights some of the Priv s top specifications 5.4-inch dual-curved screen with a QHD (2560×1440 pixels) resolution, the colossal 3,410mAh battery, and the 18-megapixel primary camera that is Schneider-Kreuznach certified and comes with dual-LED flash, optical image stabilization, and 4K video recording capabilities.
Not surprisingly, BlackBerry also highlights the one feature that separates the Priv from all the other Android smartphones the slider keyboard. The physical QWERTY keyboard that slides out is also touch-enabled and can also be used to scroll through pages. BlackBerry also touts its virtual keyboard as the best in class .
BlackBerry Priv specifications and features: The Priv features a Snapdragon 808 hexa-core 64-bit processor, Adreno 418 GPU, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB internal storage that can be expanded up to 2TB using a microSD card.
In addition to the aforementioned 18-megapixel camera, the Priv also features a 2-megapixel camera with wide selfie mode, and connectivity options such as 4G LTE support, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS and NFC among others. On the software front, it runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box.
BlackBerry has also aired its first commercial for the Priv, which largely focuses on the smartphone s privacy protection capabilities.
As mentioned above, the BlackBerry Priv is up for pre-orders, priced at $749 (Rs 48,600 approximately). There is however no word on when BlackBerry plans to launch the smartphone in India.