The prince of Smartphones is back, this time with more features than just a QWERTY keyboard to excite. For those who have missed pressing physical buttons when texting or crafting an email, PRIV is here to entice you with a full QWERTY keyboard like its previous models.
Measuring 147 (or 184 when the QWERTY keyboard is open) x 77.2 x 9.4mm, the PRIV boasts a 5.4” dual-curved, 2560 x 1440 resolution Corning Gorilla Glass 4 OLED display – similar to Samsung’s S6 Edge but slightly larger. PRIVE runs on Android 5.5.1 Lollipop, the PRIV is powered by Qualcomm 8992 Snapdragon 808 Hexa-Core.
One great feature about the PRIV is that unlike most Smartphones now, it still retains the-super-useful removable SD card slot that can read up to 2TB. It has an internal memory of 32GB and had 3GB worth of RAM which is more than sufficient to run emails, social media applications and games.
Camera wise, the PRIV has a 2MP front-facing camera and an 18MP rear-facing camera. Let’s start with the rear-facing camera. It is capable of the usual Auto-Focus, Optical Image Stabilization and HDR. What is really interesting to note is its 4K video recording capability and dual-tone flash. Its front-facing camera is low on specifications (somewhat disappointing), only 2MP worth but it has a Selfie Panorama feature for when you want to capture the landscape behind you as well.
On to its all-important security features. Being a BlackBerry, it has one of the most advanced security systems a Smartphone can have. In PRIV, it has an in-built security mobile application named DTEK. What DTEK does is it monitors and generates reports on the security of your device, keeping your device safe like it should be.
Availability And Price
The BlackBerry PRIV which only comes in Black (because BlackBerry) has already been launched in the US, Canada and certain parts of Europe. PRIV will be available in Singapore at all authorised distributors from 12th December onward, with a price tag of US$780 (SG$1098).
By Geralyne Kaye / December 3, 2015 10:52PM GMT+8
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