BlackBerryBlackBerry Priv Android phone arriving in India on January 28

BlackBerry Priv Android phone arriving in India on January 28

The BlackBerry Priv is finally making its way to India a few months after it was launched globally. The handset’s claim to fame is its Android-powered OS, the first phone by the company to feature the software.

In a press invite, the brand has confirmed it is hosting an event in New Delhi on January 28 for the unveiling of the BlackBerry Priv. The manufacturer has not mentioned the price the phone will be sold at yet. It’s available at $699 (approx Rs 47300) in the US. The device will likely be sold at a higher cost in India.

BlackBerry Priv

The 4G-ready Priv comes with a full physical keyboard which can be slid out from under the 5.4-inch dual-curved QHD OLED touch-enabled screen. The display is safe from scratches and falls via Gorilla Glass 4 and offers a pixel density of 540ppi. An 18MP camera adorns the rear surface of the smartphone, equipped with dual-color LED flash, OIS and PDAF.

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The BlackBerry handset gets its fuel from a 3410mAh battery, which supposedly lasts for 22.5 hours of mixed use. Users can view the battery charge status of the phone on its curved edge without waking it up. Given that the brand is known for its privacy, the device ships with the DTEK system to protect consumers from malware and keep data encrypted.

Specifications of the BlackBerry Priv at a glance:

– OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
– Display: 5.4-inch OLED, 1440 x 2560 pixels
– Processor: hexa-core 64-bit Snapdragon 808
– GPU: Adreno 418
– Storage: 32GB, expandable till 2TB
– RAM: 3GB
– Cameras: 18MP rear, 2MP front
– Battery: 3410mAh
– Weight: 192g
– Dimensions: 147 x 77.2 x 9.4mm
– Connectivity: 4G, Wi-Fiac, Bluetooth, microUSB 2.0, GPS, GLONASS, NFC

The DTEK feature further allows people to view the security status of the BlackBerry Priv and monitor app access to tools such as the camera, location and microphone. The offering also provides support for Android at Work, letting people have convenient access to IT-managed apps.

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