Back in November 2015, Blackberry’s first Android device PRIV went on sale in the US market. The device is finally available in India for a whopping price of Rs.62,990/-. The smartphone will be available online on Amazon India and offline stores from 30th January onwards.
The device is powered by Hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor clocked at 1.4GHz and clubbed with Adreno 418 GPU. The device runs on 5.1.1 Lollipop with added enterprise security of Blackberry and it is also expected to get updated to Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) soon. It comes with a 3410 mAh battery. The device is thick at 9.4 mm and weighs at 192 gm.
The PRIV sports a 5.4” QHD (1440x2560p) display with 540 ppi. The smartphone has the famous Blackberry QWERTY keyboard with a vertical slider giving a classic Blackberry look and feel. Moving on to the optics of the PRIV, it has 18MP rear camera with OIS, PDFA, dual LED flash. It’s capable of recording 4K video. A 2MP front camera offers a HD recording.
Blackberry PRIV has 3GB RAM and 32GB of Flash storage with MicroSD card support up to 2 TB. The device has a host of sensors – Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor along with time of Flight Sensor on board. Connectivity options include 4G, WiFi, BT 4.1, GPS, A-GPS, NFC.
We doubt that any existing Android flagship or iPhone users will be switching to the Blackberry PRIV. But, it will be interesting to see how many existing Blackberry users are willing to upgrade at such a steep price for the PRIV.