Blackberry's First Ever Android Smartphone Comes to India at a Whopping Price of Rs 62,990

By Vigneshwar

In an attempt to reinvent itself, the handset maker Blackberry has launched its first Android-powered smartphone in the Indian market today. Titled as Priv, this high-end Blackberry smartphone was initially launched last year with dual curved display and physical slide keyboard.

Blackberry's First Ever Android Smartphone Comes to India

Moving on to the specifications, the so-called Priv flashes a 5.4-inch dual-curved QHD AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels at 540 ppi with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection.

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On the hardware front, this device is powered by a Hexa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 64-bit processor along with 600 MHz Adreno 418 as GPU. The storage department is taken care of 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM and those who wants extra storage capacity, can expand up to 2TB via microSD card slot.

On the imaging factor, this device flaunts a Schneider-Kreuznach certified 18MP rear camera with dual-tone Flash, OIS, PDAF, f/2.2 6P lens, 4K video recording, 6DOF video stabilization and 5MP front-facing camera, f/2.8 aperture, 1.7-micron pixel size.

Blackberry is shipped with Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box along with it's own services like BB hub, BB keyboard, and more. As per the company, this customised OS will receive patches and updates every month.

Blackberry's First Ever Android Smartphone Comes to India

The Blackberry Priv connectivity options is backed by 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. The above hardware is powered by a 3410mAh battery, which promises up to 22.5 hours battery life with mixed usage and fast charging technology.

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Coming to the price point and availability, the Blackberry Priv carries a price tag of Rs. 62,990 and will be available exclusively on Amazon India and Blackberry India stores from January 30.

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