BlackBerry's Android Smartphone: 7 Major Furturistic Features Priv Might Come With

By Vijaykumar Meti

The world of Android is floating with the new launch of new Nexus smartphone by Google. In meantime, the Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry has made a buzz by release its first official photos of the BlackBerry Priv, the company's first ever smartphone powered by Android platform.

The official photos gives a clear visuals that it comes with slide-out physical keyboard along with a curved touch display that somewhat similar to Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.

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The Android powered BlackBerry has been rumored for a quite long time. With the official images, the company has showed that the BlackBerry Priv will be launching soon. We have jotted down all the information, leaks, specification and more about the smartphone, take a look at the slider below to know more.

Android Operating System

At this point, we all know that the BlackBerry ditches its very own BBOS and opt for Android for its BlackBerry Priv smartphone. To be more specific, it will run on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system.


BlackBerry Priv will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset, which is used in many Android smartphones. The processor is paired with 3GB of RAM.



The smartphone sports a 5.5 inch display with a resolution of 1440x2560 pixels that translates to 537ppi pixel density. With the official images we can see that the BlackBerry Priv will features a curved edge display somewhat similar to the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.


BlackBerry Priv is expected to come with 18 megapixel primary camera that features fast focus, optical image stabilization, 4K video recording capability and a 5 megapixel front facing HD camera.


The biggest reason an Android customer to consider the BlackBerry Priv is the keyboard. The smartphone comes with at touch-sensitive keyboard, that allows you to navigate through pages, apps screen and more.

Dual-Curve Display

BlackBerry teased an unnamed slider at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. There was a lot of talk about the dual-curve display that the company decided to include in the Android powered Priv smartphone. Rumors suggest that, the display on the Priv will be somewhat resembles the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.

Release Date

The BlackBerry Priv is rumored to be released sometime in November, but there is no specific date.

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