BlackBerry Priv official listings surface, reveals detailed specs, price and release date


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BlackBerry Priv was confirmed by CEO John Chen last month. BlackBerry officially confirmed some of the specifications of the smartphone, and even posted a demo video showing the keyboard in action. BlackBerry Priv (STV100-1) surfaced on the official BlackBerry Shop in the US and Canada few hours back, revealing the complete specifications of the smartphone, before it was pulled. A user in CrackBerry forum (Via) has listed the specifications and also posted screenshots of the page.

BlackBerry Priv specifications

  • 5.43-inch (2560 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD AMOLED dual-curved display at 540 PPI with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection
  • 4-row BlackBerry slider keyboard
  • Hexa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 ( 4x 1.44GHz ARM A53 + 2 x 1.8 GHz ARM A57 ) 64-bit processor with 600 MHz Adreno 418 GPU
  • 3GB RAM, 32GB of internal memory, expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD
  • Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop)
  • 18MP rear camera with dual-tone Flash, OIS, PDAF, f/2.2 6P lens, 4K video recording, 6DOF video stabilization
  • 5MP front-facing camera, f/2.8 aperture, 1.7 micron pixel size
  • Dimensions: 147 (184 opened) x 77.2 x 9.4mm; Weight: 192g
  • 3.5mm audio jack, Front-facing speaker and 3 microphones
  • 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz) MIMO, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, GPS, NFC, USB 2.0 with Slimport
  • 3,410 mAh battery with up to 22.5 hours battery life with mixed use, fast charging
The BlackBerry Priv is expected to go on pre-order for $749 (Rs. 48,550 approximately) in the US and CA$ 949 in Canada and other countries today, October 23rd. It is expected to ship starting from November 16th, according to the listing. The smartphone was imported to India for testing recently, hinting that it could cost over Rs. 50,000 when it launches in the country.