BlackBerry’s new Android phone Priv to make US debut on November 6

The BlackBerry Priv An android phone (1)

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.

The BlackBerry Priv An android phone (2)

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.

General Specification

2G Network          GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network          HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Network          LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700),
                             17 (700), 20(800), 29(700), 30(2300)
SIM                      Nano-SIM
Dimensions           147×77.2×9.4mm
Weight                 192g



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

Browser HTML1

Radio     Yes

GPS       Yes

Colors    Black


Battery CapacityLi-Ion 3410mAh battery.

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