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BlackBerry Priv in UK, company’s first Android smartphone

It’s official, BlackBerry is going to release it’s first Android smartphone called BlackBerry Priv. From the photos leaked so far, we can see that the phone has a SIM card slot and a microSD slot on the top. Also, the display is curved, and the rear of the device has a woven, almost Kevlar effect.

In terms of specification, The BlackBerry Priv features a 5.4-inch QHD Amoled display with curved edges and 540 pixels per inch. It’s equipped with a 1.8GHz 64-bit hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor paired with an Adreno 418 GPU and 3 GB of RAM. It also comes with 32 GB of internal storage expandable by a microSD slot up to 200 GB. In the back it has an 18-megapixel camera with Schneider-Kreuznach lens, optical image stabilization, autofocus and dual-LED that can take photos at a resolution of 4896×3672 pixels and is also capable of 2160p video recording at 30 fps and 1080p at 60 fps.blackberry-priv-uk

The front camera is not so amazing, only a 2-megapixel with a rezolution of 1600×1200 pixels. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.1, Micro-USB, GPS with A-GPS, and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. The BlackBerry Priv is powered by a 3,410 mAh battery, which is a pretty large capacity and comes with Android 5.1.1 pre-installed.

The BlackBerry Priv can be pre-ordered from the UK retailer, Carphone Warehouse at a price of £ 579.99. They also reveals that shipping will commence, in the UK, from 6 November. The Priv is a crucial product for BlackBerry, a company that once ruled the enterprise smartphone market with its QWERTY phones, before the rise of Apple’s iPhone and mobiles powered by Google’s Android operating system reduced it to bit-part player. So, it remains to be seen if they can keep the pace with bigger companies like Samsung and Apple.

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