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BlackBerry PRIV is now available in stores near you. Do check it out!

The all new Android powered PRIV by BlackBerry smartphone starts selling in stores in India! The 5.4″ dual-curved Q-HD display with sliding form-factor is truly a marvelous looking device and is surprisingly very thin with all it sports – from physical keyboard hidden beneath the screen to massive 3410mAh battery to keep you running for long. PRIV is available for MRP of Rs. 62,990 (selling price may be cheaper) competing directly with its high-end competitors. We highly recommend everyone to take a hands-on demo in stores near you before making price-tag a verdict.

priv_detailsUnlike any other Android smartphones, PRIV has its own class of luxury. Apart from its unique slider, the rear panel is designed with signature BlackBerry kevlar-like glass-weave texture giving an elegant look & comfort in hands. The phone is thinner than most Android phones like the OnePlus (One & Two), Moto devices etc. which literally amazed everyone at launch earlier this week. The addition to install Micro-SD card up-to 2TB of space is again a limited resource in Android field. We will be giving the phone a longer ride before posting our review. Till then, go to stores near you & only then share your thoughts in comments below.

BlackBerry PRIV Specifications


540 PPI

2560 x 1440 resolution


64BIT Hexacore CPU

2TB Micro SD3 support



  • Size

    Height 147 mm / 5.79 in (184 mm / 7.24 in open)

    Width 77.2 mm / 3.04 in

    Depth 9.4 mm / 0.37 in

  • Weight

    192 g / 6.77 ozg

  • Navigation

    All-touch screen, with intuitive gesture based navigation

    Touch-enabled keyboard with gesture support and fine cursor control

  • Keyboard

    On screen BlackBerry® Keyboard

    Slide out touch-enabled 4-row physical keyboard

    Contextual auto-correction, next-word prediction and a personalised learning engine that gets to know the way you type

  • Dedicated Keys

    Lock (for Power On/Off), Mute, Volume Up/Down


  • Resolution


    2560 x 1440 resolution

    24-bit colour depth

  • Screen Size

    5.4″ diagonal

    16:9 aspect ratio


  • Operating System

    Android™ OS


  • Processor

    Qualcomm 8992 Snapdragon 808 Hexa-Core, 64 bit

    Adreno 418, 600MHz GPU

  • Memory

    3GB RAM

    32GB Flash

  • Expandable memory

    Expandable memory via hot swappable microSD memory card (Up to 2TB)

  • Ports

    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)


  • Battery

    3410mAh non-removable Lithium Ion battery

    Wireless Charging (available in the United States only)

    Compatible with Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 2.0 technology (accessory sold separately)

  • Battery Life1

    Up to 22.5 hours mixed battery life1

    Up to 23.9 hours talk time

    Up to 17.6 days standby time

    Up to 72.7 hours audio playback

    Up to 10.2 hours video playback

Camera & video recording

  • Rear camera

    18 megapixel auto-focus camera

    Optical Image Stabilisation (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 colour balance

    4X digital zoom

    Continuous & touch to focus, face detection, image stabilisation

    Panorama, Burst, Live Filters

    4k Video Recording at 30 fps

    1080p HD video recording at 60 fps

    6DOF video stabilisation combined with OIS for incredibly smooth video

  • Front camera

    2MP Fixed-Focus, f2.8

    Large 1.75um pixel size

    Image & video stabilisation

    720p HD video recording

    2X digital zoom

    Wide Selfie Mode (also known as Selfie Panorama)

    Multi-Frame Low Light Enhancement


  • Image formats


  • Audio & video formats


  • Audio & video encoding/decoding

    MPEG-4, AAC+, AAC-LC, AC-3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, DivX, EVRC, FLAC, H.263, H.264, H265/HEVC, MIDI, MJPEG (mov), MP3, MPEG-2, OPUS, PCM, QCELP, VC-1, VORBIS, VP6, VP8, VP9, WMA, WMA 9/10, WMA Pro, Xvid, eAAC+

  • Streaming protocols

    HTTP, HTTPs, RTMPe, HTTP Progressive Download, HTTP Live, Streaming (HLS) version 3, RTSP

Pre-loaded apps

  • BlackBerry Applications

    BBM®, BBM® Meetings, BlackBerry® Camera, BlackBerry® Content Transfer, BlackBerry® Device Search, BlackBerry® Keyboard, BlackBerry® Password Keeper, Calendar by BlackBerry®, Contacts by BlackBerry®, DTEK™ by BlackBerry®, Help, Notes by BlackBerry®, Tasks by BlackBerry®, Yahoo!® Finance, BlackBerry® Hub

  • Google Applications

    Android Device Manager, Clock, Gmail™, Google Chrome™, Google Drive™, Google Maps™, Google Photos, Google Play Movies & TV, Google Play Music, Google Play™ Store, Google Street View™, Google+™, Hangouts™, Messenger, News and Weather, Play Books, Play Games, Search, Setup Wizard, YouTube®

  • Google Services

    Contacts Sync, Calendar Sync, GMS Essentials, Android System WebView, Google Play Services, Widevine DRM libraries, FaceLock, Google Text-to-speech, Google Talkback, Exchange3Google

  • Android Open Source Project Applications

    Phone, Calculator

Alerts & notifications



On-screen or multi-colour LED indicator

(Notification options are user configurable)

Networks & connectivity

  • Network bands 2

    United States

    FD-LTE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17, 20, 29, 30 (2100/1900/1800/1700/850/2600/700/700/800/
    700/2300 MHz)

    HSPA+ 1, 2, 4, 5/6, 8 (2100/1900/1700/850/900 MHz)

    Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)


    Canada, Latin America, Asia-Pacific

    FD-LTE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 28, 29, 30 (2100/1900/1800/1700/850/2600/900/700/700/700/
    800/1900/700/700/2300 MHz)

    TD-LTE 38, 40, 41 (2600/2300/2500 MHz)

    HSPA+ 1, 2, 4, 5/6, 8 (2100/1900/1700/850/900 MHz)

    Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)

    Europe, Middle East and Africa

    FD-LTE 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 13, 17, 20, 28 (2100/1900/1800/1700/2600/900/700/700/800/700 MHz)

    TD-LTE 41 (2500 MHz)

    HSPA+ 1, 2, 4, 5/6, 8 (2100/1900/1700/850/900 MHz)

    Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)

  • Wi-Fi®

    802.11a/c 5GHz

    802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz

    802.11a/n 5GHz

    4G Mobile Hotspot

    Wi-Fi Direct

    2×2 MIMO

  • Bluetooth®

    Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy (LE) and EDR

  • GPS

    Assisted, Autonomous and Simultaneous GPS

    Support for User Plane and Control Plane GPS

    GLONASS Support2


    Pre-loaded Google Maps

  • NFC

    NFC technology is used to create a connection to share information between your BlackBerry device and other NFC-enabled devices or NFC tags. Features on PRIV by BlackBerry that use NFC technology include Android Beam, Tap and Pay, and Tap and Go.


Accelerometer, Activity Monitor, Altimeter, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Proximity, Time of Flight (ToF)


Google TalkBack screen reader for audible output

Face-to-face video chat with Google Hangouts

Google Now voice assistance to answer questions and perform actions

Magnification to zoom in or zoom out

Closed Captioning support

High contrast text, colour inversion and colour correction

Braille support using BrailleBack

Scalable fonts, customisable alerts and notifications and keyboard shortcuts

Certain models rated for use with hearing aids

And more

PRIV performance

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  1. And yes the price is too high, would you expect even the Americans to shell out $930 for this phone? I absolutely love the phone and the slider is really attractive…but the price sort of bursts the bubble for me. I bought the classic the day it was launched in India and was all set to do the same for the priv but not at this price. The competition to this phone is priced much lower and also has better hardware…I don’t really care about the better hardware…wouldn’t mind paying 3-4K over the price of the competition…i would buy it in a second if it is priced at around 43-47k

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