The long awaited Android powered BlackBerry PRIV smartphone is up live for pre-ordering in the U.S., Canada & U.K. stores! The phone is priced for $699 USD and equally priced in other regions via ShopBlackBerry stores or through local carriers. BlackBerry PRIV combines everything you expect from BlackBerry plus the full eco-system of Android and its apps. PRIV comes with added security to let you know when your data could be at risk, so you can take action to improve it.
- Elegant slim design with slide out physical keyboard
- 5.4-inch dual-curved screen
- 3410 mAh battery. Battery Life: up to 22.5 hours*
- 18 MP dual-flash Schneider-Kreuznach® certified camera
- DTEK™ by BlackBerry®
- Memory: 32GB Flash
- Hot-swappable MicroSD slot (up to 2TB)
More in-depth specifications down below.
- FD-LTE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17, 20, 29, 30
- HSPA+ 1, 2, 4, 5/6, 8
- Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
While it’s BlackBerry, the PRIV smartphone is fully secured with certified booting of OS and hence cannot be rootable like other Android phones in market.
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BlackBerry PRIV – Features
As the first-ever BlackBerry® smartphone powered by Android™, PRIV™ by BlackBerry® brings incredible new features to the platform and gives you full access to over one million applications: whether it’s Spotify, Uber or BBM®, you’ll find it on Google Play™ . Exclusive to the PRIV by BlackBerry are the apps that have long made BlackBerry the choice for serious communicators.
Take control of your privacy
In this world of interconnected apps and networks, controlling what is shared and with whom it’s shared with can be a challenge. DTEK™ by BlackBerry® for Android™ lets you know when your privacy could be at risk so you can take action to improve it. Know at a glance the overall security rating for your device, as well as for specific security features. Monitor and control application access to your microphone, camera, location and personal information. Take control and be confident knowing your personal data is being kept private.
Best of Both Keyboards
The freedom to choose between a virtual keyboard or a physical keyboard comes standard with every PRIV™ by BlackBerry®. Snap the slider open to gain back screen space and reveal a full physical keyboard. Move your thumb across the touch sensitive keys for scrolling and fine cursor control as if it were a track pad. And, easily program the buttons to launch customizable shortcuts. PRIV gives you the keys to make life more productive, in a remarkably slim design.
Tough & Beautiful Screen
An immersive dual-curve display of the PRIV™ by BlackBerry® gives you the best visual experience with the security of rigorously drop-tested Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4. At a resolution of 2560×1440, it sports an incredible pixel density of 540 PPI – that’s 4x the amount of pixels of a standard HDTV. And because the display is OLED, it delivers richer colors and deeper black levels with less power consumption, so you can revel in its beauty for even longer.
Colossal Battery Life
Don’t be deceived by the sleek design of PRIV™ by BlackBerry®. It still packs a 3410 mAh battery with enough power for up to 22.5 hours of mixed use*. With the elegantly curved screen, you can see battery charge status even when your device is sleeping. Discover the confidence that comes with proven battery life and the freedom of being unplugged all day long.
Dazzling Photo Quality
The PRIV™ camera is engineered to deliver professional-looking photos by integrating technologies commonly found in professional DSLR cameras. The camera has 18 MP dual-flash camera and is certified by Schneider-Kreuznach®.
Color filters and exposure control settings can be applied as you take the picture. Phase Detection Auto Focus, OIS, and dual-color flash help to accurately and quickly focus the camera, capturing blur-free photos, even in low light.
Keep life organized with BlackBerry® Hub. This unified inbox is an irreplaceable tool for consolidating all of your messages in one place. Whether it’s social media*, email, SMS, calendar or phone calls.
BlackBerry® Calendar is the best out-of-box calendar experience on Android. When it’s time to join a call, PRIV presents you with a simple Join Now button that automatically dials you in. When receiving or creating meeting invites, you are presented with adjacent or conflicting appointments.
In the Box:
You will receive:
• PRIV Smartphone (Quantity: 1)
• 3.5 mm stereo headset (Quantity:1)
• MicroUSB 2.0 cable (Quantity:1)
• +5V DC / 1.3A AC power adapter, OMTP Compliant (Quantity: 1)
Baseline Software Support: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Size (LxWxD): 147 (184 opened) x 77.2 x 9.4mm
Weight (w/battery): 192g
Model Number: STV100-1
• Qualcomm 8992 with 64 bit Dual-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A57 and Quad-core 1.44 GHz CortexA53 (Snapdragon 808 Hexa-Core, 64 bit)
• Adreno 418, 600MHz GPU
• 3GB Low Power RAM
• 32GB Flash
• Hot-swappable MicroSD slot (up to 2TB)
• MicroSD slot located on top of device, accessible via pin-eject tray
• Curved 5.43”
• 2560 x 1440 resolution
• 540 DPI
• WQHD Plastic AMOLED
• High Brightness Mode for Outdoor Readability
• 24-bit color depth
• 16:9 aspect ratio
• Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Rear Facing Camera:
• 18MP Auto-Focus
• Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
• Phase Detect Auto Focus (PDAF), Fast focus lock
• 6-element f2.2 lens
• Back Side Illumination (BSI2) Stacked Sensor
• Dual Colour, Dual 2 mm2 LED Flash – Enhanced photo color balance
• 4k Video Recording: 30 fps, 1080p HD video recording at 60 fps, 6DOF video stabilization combined with OIS for incredibly smooth video
• 4x digital zoom
• Continuous & touch to focus, face detection, image stabilization
• Panorama, Burst, Live Filters
• Multi-Frame Low Light Enhancement
Front Facing Camera:
• 2MP Fixed-Focus, f2.8
• Large 1.75um pixel size
• Image & video stabilization
• 720p HD video recording
• 2x digital zoom
• Wide Selfie Mode (also known as Selfie Panorama)
• Multi-Frame Low Light Enhancement
Dedicated Keys: Volume Up/Down, Mute, Lock(Power On/Off)
Notification: Tone, vibrate, on-screen or LED indicator; notification options are user configurable
• 10-point multi-touch
• Supports Passive Stylus
• Glove Mode
• Capacitive Touch Keyboard: Allows navigation gestures, fine cursor control, swipe to select word predictions, swipe back for word deletion
Navigation: Capacitive Touch, capacitive 4-row keyboard (slider)User Interface: Gesture control plus touch sensitive physical keyboard with gesture support
• Physical Sliding Keyboard, with support for:
- • Contextual auto-correction
- • Contextual next word prediction
- • Personalized learning engine
Keyboard Security: Password protection, Screen lock, and Sleep mode
• Integrated speaker and 3 microphones
• BlackBerry Natural Sound enabled: Receiver cavity microphone monitors what the user hears and adjusts in real time for best performance. The system monitors speaker motion in real time to ensure maximum loudness without distortion
• Virtual Back Volume Speaker – high surface area material in the speaker cavity provides higher loudness in a more compact space
• Hands-free headset capable
• Bluetooth headset capable
• Integrated Hands-Free Speakerphone
Headset : 3.5 mm stereo
Ports and Connectivity:
• USB 2.0 Connector with SlimPort enabled
- • USB 2.0 fully supported with standard microUSB 2.0 cable (included in box)
- • Cabled-Video Out, 4k @30 fps, supported with standard SlimPort adaptor (not included in box). SlimPort adaptor cables exist to support the following video protocols: HDMI, VGA, DisplayPort 1.1, DisplayPort 1.2, DVI
• +5V DC / 1.3A AC power adapter, OMTP Compliant
• QC2.0 Enabled – Compatible with QC2 Chargers
• Dual mode Wireless Charging capable for Powermat (PMA) and Qi ( not available in all models )
• 3410 (typ) 3360 (min) mAh 4.4V 680 Wh/L integrated non-removable battery
• Fast charge enabled
• Mixed Usage: Up to 22.5 hours ?
? 22.5 hours battery life is based on mixed usage scenario. Many factors affect battery life including but not limited to network, transmission environment, battery age, usage, location software and feature configuration.
• FD-LTE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17, 20, 29,30
• HSPA+ 1, 2, 4, 5/6, 8
• Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
• 802.11 b/g/n for 2.4GHz
• 802.11 a/n for 5GHz
• 802.11 ac for 5GHz
• 4G Mobile Hotspot
• Wi-Fi Direct 2×2 MIMO
Bluetooth Support: Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy (LE)
- Assisted, Autonomous and Simultaneous GPS
- Pre-loaded Google Maps
- E911 supported
Advanced Sensors : Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Time of Flight (ToF) Proximity, Ambient Light, Altimeter, Activity Monitor
- Nano SIM card (4FF)
- Supports 1.8V and 3.0V cards
Recommended Temperature Parameters
- Handheld – Operating: 0 to 35°C / 32 to 95°F
- Handheld – Storage: -20 to 35°C / -4 to 95°F
- Travel charger – Operating: 0 to 35°C / 32 to 95°F
Accessibility: HAC Rating: M3 T4
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Why should someone a pay an exorbitant price to buy an Android…one can get a pure android for one third of the price or simply go for an IPHONE for this price. BlackBerry is determined not to learn any lessons and destined for early obituary. When they could not give even a basic application in their native app store, migrating to an android OS with such a huge cost shows its total bankruptcy of sense. Long live BlackBerry.
Hope that Priv is launched in India soon!