After making its way to U.S., U.K., and Canada, BlackBerry’s first Android Smartphone is now finally making its way to the Indian Market. BlackBerry on Thursday launched its first and most anticipated Android smartphone the BlackBerry Priv in India at $925 about (Rs. 62,990 INR) starting January 30, 2016.
”As you know, all of these launches have been part of our goal to bring our secure Android Smartphone to as many of you as possible. And today, we’ve taken one more step towards that goal, with an announcement we know our avid fans have long awaited. Ladies and Gentlemen, the BlackBerry PRIV is now available in India! You can pick one up for 62,990 INR starting January 30th (check out later for local availability).” The company wrote on its official blog post.
The company said that the BlackBerry Priv will go on sale in India starting January 30, 2016, at a price tag of Rs. 62,990 INR. BlackBerry has also updated the country list to know the availability of the smartphone for any region. If you want to check that whether the BlackBerry Priv is available in your country or not you can just check the complete list of countries where BlackBerry Priv is now available for purchase.
To recall, the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop-based BlackBerry Priv features a 5.4-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) Amoled display and sports a pixel density of 540ppi. It also bears support for a glove mode. Under the hood, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor (1.8GHz dual-core Cortex-A57, and 1.44GHz quad-core Cortex-A53) clubbed with 3GB of RAM and Adreno 418 GPU.
Bearing 32GB of built-in storage, the BlackBerry also bears a hot-swappable microSD expansion slot (up to 2TB). An 18-megapixel rear camera is at the rear with optical image stabilisation, PDAF, dual-LED flash, and 4K video recording. A 2-megapixel front-camera is also on board, and offers HD video recording.
As for connectivity options, the BlackBerry Priv support 4G LTE (with the US variant only showing support for India’s FDD-LTE Band 3), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with Direct functionality, Bluetooth 4.1, 3.5mm audio jack, Micro-USB, NFC, and GPS/ A-GPS. The smartphone bears an accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, time of flight (ToF) sensor, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, altimeter, and activity monitor. A massive 3410mAh battery backs the device, rated to deliver up to 22.5 hours of ‘mixed usage’