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BlackBerry PRIV Android Smartphone with Slide-out Keyboard

Blackberry PRIV

For those who want a physical keyboard to go with their Android phone, BlackBerry announced PRIV — their first smartphone powered by Google’s Android operating system (Android 5.1.1 Lollipop) that claims to be more secure. The BlackBerry PRIV features an elegant, slim design with both a slide-out physical keyboard and touchscreen keyboard, 5.4-inch dual-curved Corning Gorilla Glass 4 screen and powerful 18-megapixel Schneider-Kreuznach certified camera.

The BlackBerry PRIV comes with 32GB storage along with micro SD slot that supports up to 2TB (card sold separately). The 3410 mAh battery claims to provide up to 22.5 hours of uninterrupted power. Meanwhile, its exclusive new DTEK warning system app can easily monitor the security level of your phone and know what apps’ access your microphone, location, camera and other personal information.

Price and Availability
The BlackBerry PRIV will be available November 6, 2015 at AT&T for $699 or via monthly installments starting at about $25/month.

BlackBerry PRIV


  • Baseline Software Support: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • Size (LxWxD): 147 (184 opened) x 77.2 x 9.4mm
  • Weight (w/battery): 192g
  • Model Number: STV100-1


  • Qualcomm 8992 with 64 bit Dual-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A57 and Quad-core 1.44 GHz CortexA53 (Snapdragon 808 Hexa-Core, 64 bit)
  • Adreno 418, 600MHz GPU


  • 3GB Low Power RAM
  • 32GB Flash
  • Hot-swappable MicroSD slot (up to 2TB)

Expandable Memory:

  • MicroSD slot located on top of device, accessible via pin-eject tray


  • Curved 5.43”
  • 2560 x 1440 resolution
  • 540 DPI
  • WQHD Plastic AMOLED
  • High Brightness Mode for Outdoor Readability
  • 24-bit color depth
  • 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 4

Rear Facing Camera:

  • 18MP Auto-Focus
  • Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
  • Phase Detect Auto Focus (PDAF), Fast focus lock
  • HDR
  • 6-element f2.2 lens
  • Back Side Illumination (BSI2) Stacked Sensor
  • Dual Colour, Dual 2 mm2 LED Flash – Enhanced photo color balance
  • 4k Video Recording: 30 fps, 1080p HD video recording at 60 fps, 6DOF video stabilization combined with OIS for incredibly
  • smooth video
  • 4x digital zoom
  • Continuous & touch to focus, face detection, image stabilization
  • Panorama, Burst, Live Filters
  • Multi-Frame Low Light Enhancement

Front Facing Camera:

  • 2MP Fixed-Focus, f2.8
  • Large 1.75um pixel size
  • Image & video stabilization
  • 720p HD video recording
  • 2x digital zoom
  • Wide Selfie Mode (also known as Selfie Panorama)
  • Multi-Frame Low Light Enhancement

Dedicated Keys: Volume Up/Down, Mute, Lock(Power On/Off)

Notification: Tone, vibrate, on-screen or LED indicator; notification options are user configurable

Touch Capabilities:

  • 10-point multi-touch
  • Supports Passive Stylus
  • Glove Mode
  • Capacitive Touch Keyboard: Allows navigation gestures, fine cursor control, swipe to select word predictions, swipe back
  • for word deletion

Navigation: Capacitive Touch, capacitive 4-row keyboard (slider)

User Interface: Gesture control plus touch sensitive physical keyboard with gesture support


  • Physical Sliding Keyboard, with support for:
    • Contextual auto-correction
    • Contextual next word prediction
    • Personalized learning engine
    • Keyboard Security: Password protection, Screen lock, and Sleep mode

Voice Input/output:

  • Integrated speaker and 3 microphones
  • BlackBerry Natural Sound enabled: Receiver cavity microphone monitors what the user hears and adjusts in real time for best performance. The system monitors speaker motion in real time to ensure maximum loudness without distortion
  • Virtual Back Volume Speaker – high surface area material in the speaker cavity provides higher loudness in a more compact space
  • Hands-free headset capable
  • Bluetooth headset capable
  • Integrated Hands-Free Speakerphone

Headset : 3.5 mm stereo

Ports and Connectivity:

  • USB 2.0 Connector with SlimPort enabled
  • USB 2.0 fully supported with standard microUSB 2.0 cable (included in box)
  • Cabled-Video Out, 4k @30 fps, supported with standard SlimPort adaptor (not included in box). SlimPort adaptor cables exist to support the following video protocols: HDMI, VGA, DisplayPort 1.1, DisplayPort 1.2, DVI
  • • NFC

Power Adapter

  • +5V DC / 1.3A AC power adapter, OMTP Compliant
  • QC2.0 Enabled – Compatible with QC2 Chargers
  • Dual mode Wireless Charging capable for Powermat (PMA) and Qi


  • 3410 (typ) 3360 (min) mAh 4.4V 680 Wh/L integrated non-removable battery
  • Fast charge enabled

Battery Life:

  • Mixed Usage: Up to 22.5 hours


  • FD-LTE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17, 20, 29,30
  • HSPA+ 1, 2, 4, 5/6, 8
  • Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE


  • 802.11 b/g/n for 2.4GHz
  • 802.11 a/n for 5GHz
  • 802.11 ac for 5GHz
  • 4G Mobile Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Direct 2×2 MIMO

Bluetooth Support: Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy (LE)


  • Assisted, Autonomous and Simultaneous GPS
  • Pre-loaded Google Maps
  • E911 supported

Advanced Sensors : Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Time of Flight (ToF) Proximity, Ambient Light, Altimeter, Activity Monitor

SIM Interface

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  • Nano SIM card (4FF)
  • Supports 1.8V and 3.0V cards

Recommended Temperature Parameters

  • Handheld – Operating: 0 to 35°C / 32 to 95°F
  • Handheld – Storage: -20 to 35°C / -4 to 95°F
  • Travel charger – Operating: 0 to 35°C / 32 to 95°F
  • Accessibility: HAC Rating: M3 T4

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