BlackBerry Priv with Android priced at Rs 62,999 launched in India; 5 things to know

By: | Published: January 28, 2016 2:11 PM

The BlackBerry Priv will be available from January 30.

blackberry priv LBlackberry Priv: The single SIM 4G phone runs Android Lollipop OS and sports 18MP rear and 2MP front camera with 3,410 mAh battery.

BlackBerry Priv, the first smartphone from the company with Android OS, is now officially out in India for Rs 62,999. The BlackBerry Priv will be available from January 30. Here are 5 things to note about this smartphone:

1.BlackBerry Priv comes with a 5.4-inch display and is powered by a 1.8 GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal memory (expandable by up to 2TB).

2. The single SIM 4G phone runs Android Lollipop OS and sports 18MP rear and 2MP front camera with 3,410 mAh battery.

3. With a slide out keyboard that offers the same features as the virtual keyboard, Blackberry Priv  also supports screen scroll using the keyboard.

4. BlackBerry Priv comes with BlackBerry DTEK, which will scan every single app and the permissions it is taking from the user. Also, it will not let users install third party launchers or apps from unverified sources.

5. Damien Tay, product manager for Blackberry, said the OS is closer to pure Android, but will come with add-ons like an on-demand widget and gestures. The phone will also offer the kind of services BlackBerry users are used to in the form of the Hub and better enterprise features.

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