The video gives us a nice view at the QHD curved display, physical QWERTY keyboard and a very brief look at some camera samples too. BlackBerry also seems to have made a few tweaks to the Android OS, including a tile based app history menu. BlackBerry’s DTEK security app also comes pre-installed on the smartphone. Check it out below.
The Carphone Warehouse also has a product web page up for the smartphone, which gives us a quick run down of the hardware specifications. Here’s the list:
- 4-inch QHD (2560×1440) dual-curved AMOLED display, 540ppi
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor
- 3GB of RAM
- 32GB of internal memory, with microSD card slot for up to 2TB
- 18 megapixel rear camera
- 2 megapixel front camera
- 3,410 mAh battery
- 4G LTE connectivity
- 147 (184 opened) x 77.2 x 9.4 mm, 192g
- Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system
The BlackBerry Priv is clearly a high-end flagship smartphone, although the single limited internal memory option and poor front facing camera resolution might be a let-down to some.
If you like what you see, pre-registration for the BlackBerry Priv is already live on the company’s official website. UK customers can also now pre-order the phone from Carphone Warehouse, with contract offers available from EE, O2 and Vodaphone in the region of £50 to £70 per month, putting the handset a little on the expensive side.
Are you excited for the retail launch of the BlackBerry Priv?