BlackBerry Priv India launch set for January 28

BlackBerry's most secure Android smartphone is coming soon to India. BlackBerry has sent out invites for a press event in New Delhi, India on January 28, where the company will launch its first Android smartphone, the Priv.

To recap, Rumors and speculations of the existence of Priv started in the second half of 2015, and BlackBerry finally confirmed about the Priv in September last year. 

Without much fanfare or launch event the BlackBerry Priv directly went for pre-order in October 2015, and finally went on sale in the U.S and Canada in November last year. In the U.S the Priv was priced at $699 which is roughly 47,000. The Indian pricing could be between Rs. 50,000 - Rs. 55,000.

The BlackBerry Priv comes with a slide-out keyboard slong with four row BlackBerry keyboard. It packs 5.4-inch QHD AMOLED display, Snapdragon 808 SoC, 3GB RAM, 32GB expandable storage, 18MP rear camera w/ PDAF, LED flash and 5MP front camera. 

Specifications of BlackBerry Priv
  • Display: 5.43-inch (2560 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD AMOLED dual-curved display at 540 PPI with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection
  • Processor: Hexa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 64-bit processor with 600 MHz Adreno 418 GPU
  • RAM and Storage: 3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory expandable up to 2TB using microSD card
  • Camera: 18MP rear camera with dual-tone Flash, OIS, PDAF, f/2.2 6P lens, 4K video recording, 6DOF video stabilization | 5MP front facing camera with 1.7 micron pixel size
  • OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • Connectivity: 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
  • Battery: 3,410 mAh with fast charging
  • Dimensions: 147 (184 opened) x 77.2 x 9.4mm; Weight: 192g
  • Others: 4-row BlackBerry slider keyboard, DTEK by BlackBerry, 3.5mm audio jack, Front-facing speaker and 3 microphones

Kaiser Bey
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BlackBerry Priv India launch set for January 28 BlackBerry Priv India launch set for January 28 Reviewed by Kaiser on 1/18/2016 10:03:00 PM
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