BlackBerry has provided the first official images of its BlackBerry Priv smartphone.
They offer a comprehensive glimpse at the BlackBerry Priv (short for ‘privacy’ and ‘privilege’, apparently) in profile, as well as the angled look posted above.
That latter view shows the Priv’s distinctive slide-out Qwerty keyboard and dual-curved display, which is likely to be a 5.4-inch QHD number. It has something of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ about it.
Despite these initial releases, the BlackBerry Priv still hasn’t actually had its full announcement yet. That will come some time in the fourth quarter of the year.
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This is why we don’t have official specs to go with these official images. Rumour has it the Priv is powered by a Snapdragon 808 CPU and 3GB of RAM, with an 18-megapixel camera around back.
We do know that the Priv will run on Android 5.1.1, which is a turn up for the books in itself. The idea is to provide full access to the Google Play Store whilst retaining the security of BlackBerry’s own-made platforms. The blog post calls it a “no compromises” approach.
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