Blackberry Priv has been released in India, and if you are looking forward to buying this then you have to accept to terms with the rather steep pricing. the phone has been priced around Rs 62,990 which is mainly $923 which is too high and in the U.S. it is around $699 which is also considered very high for this smartphone.
BlackBerry Priv, the first Android smartphone from the beleaguered Canadian smartphone maker Here are specs and features
Blackberry Priv is the first android smartphone from Blackberry which will be available from January 30 across all channels. This smartphone has an extra layer of security that will make consumer more secure feel. It will come with blackberry DTEK which will scan the apps and also scan permission it is taking from the user.
Blackberry also has a slide out keyboard which offers the same features as the virtual keyboard. It also supports screen scroll using the keyboard too. Blackberry is also touting the 18MP camera as one of the best in the specifications.
The product manager for blackberry, Damien Tay, said the OS is closer to the pure android but consist add-on like on demand widgets and gestures.
Specs: 5.4-inch WQHD (2560×1440) display with AMOLED resolution, and is powered by a 1.8 GHz hexacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal memory (expandable by up to 2TB). The single SIM 4G phone runs Android Lollipop OS and sports 18MP rear and 2MP front camera with 3,410 mAh battery.
For the phone which having great high price it has been tough for Blackberry to dominate the Indian market, as high-end and high price smartphone market is already dominated by the iPhones. But for this high price Blackberry Priv becomes automatically top management phone, one where volumes will be limited.
For the Blackberry Lovers and fan, they might get upset if get recently changed from Android to Blackberry, as their decision get challenged by the company itself.
From Saturday, the Blackberry Priv will be available from Amazon site and offline retail stores such that the consumer gets both options of online and offline buying.
BlackBerry Priv detailed specifications
|Release date||October 2015|
|Dimensions (mm)||147.00 x 77.20 x 9.40|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||3410|
|Screen size (inches)||5.40|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||540|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 808|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||2000|
|Operating System||Android 5.1.1|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 4.10|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|