BlackBerryBlackBerry Priv hits India, but it's too expensive

BlackBerry Priv hits India, but it’s too expensive

The BlackBerry Priv has finally landed in India, a few months after the brand had launched the phone internationally. It’s chosen to vend the phone via both offline and online channels, with Amazon being its exclusive partner for the latter.

The Android-powered BlackBerry Priv is the first device by the company to run on the OS. Interested buyers will have to burn a Rs 62990-sized hole in their pocket to purchase the premium offering. The manufacturer has stuffed it with high-end specs to match the cost, such as an 18MP Schneider-Kreuznach primary camera which comes with PDAF, OIS, 4K video recording and dual-color LED flash.

BlackBerry Priv

There’s also a full-sized slider keyboard underneath the 5.4-inch dual-curved 1440 x 2560p display. The front panel of the Priv is additionally encased within Gorilla Glass 4 and outputs a pixel density of 540ppi. The smartphone’s activities are powered by a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor with the aid of an Adreno 418 GPU and a 3410mAh battery.

Check out the specs of the BlackBerry Priv at a glance:

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

BlackBerry has doubled down on privacy features for the new handset, promising users an enhanced system which ensures all data is encrypted and shielded from malicious attacks. Its DTEK tool allows consumers to monitor app access to their location, microphone and camera and further lets them view the security rating of the phone.

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Like we said above, you can buy the BlackBerry Priv via offline stores and Amazon for Rs 62990 starting from January 30.

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