Waterloo, Ontario-based BlackBerry’s move to launch an Android phone marks a shift away from its own BlackBerry 10 platform, which failed to regain market share ceded to Apple Inc’s iPhone and a slew of Android-powered devices.
AT&T Inc said it would offer BlackBerry Ltd’s new Android-powered smartphone in its retail stores in the United States and online. AT&T said it would be the first US carrier to offer the BlackBerry Priv, powered by Google’s Android mobile platform.
BlackBerry Priv has a 5.4-inch QHD touchscreen and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 808 SoC. It packs 3GB RAM, 32GB of expandable storage and a 3,410 mAh battery. On camera front, the smartphone has a 2 MP selfie camera and 18MP shooter at the back with OIS, phase detection autofocus and a dual-tone LED flash.BlackBerry Priv runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop.
Size5.4 inchTypeAMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Card SlotmicroSD, up to 200GBInternal32GB, 3GB RAM
GPRSYesEDGEYesBluetoothv4.1, A2DP, EDR, LEInfrared PortNo
Primary18MP, Schneider-Kreuznach optics, optical image stabilization, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flashSecondary2MP, 720p
OSAndroid OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
CPU Dual-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A57 & quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53
Battery CapacityLi-Ion 3410mAh battery.