Finally, the wait is over for all Android lovers who wanted see an Android smartphone from BlackBerry, because finally you can pre-order the first Android smartphone from BlackBerry named PRIV for an amount of $700. Did this information excite you? Do you want to know more about first Android smartphone from BlackBerry? Today, we will provide you all information about the first Android smartphone from BlackBerry. Not just the specifications, but a detailed explanation on each and every thing you need to know about Priv Android Smartphone from Blackberry.

Complete Details On First Android Smartphone From Blackberry – PRIV

First android smartphone by blackberry PRIV

Below are the complete details that are divided based on the design, hardware, software etc so that you can look at what you want to know. Also, complete specifications on the first Android smartphone from Blackberry: PRIV are given below.

Design and Dimension of PRIV

The BlackBerry has come with the classic slider design to bring a change in the design that is populating the market of smartphone. The users of first Android smartphone from BlackBerry will get a chance to go for both virtual keyboard and physical keyboard. The keyboard can also be used as a trackpad as the keys present will be touch sensitive for both scrolling and cursor control.

Another change that the Android users will see, is the position of power button which is situated between the volume up and down keys. Doesn’t it sound different and good? With a 5.4 inch OLED screen, the users will be able to enjoy a pixel resolution of 2,560 X 1,440. The pixel density of PRIV 540 ppi (personally I like this). The design of PRIV is further enhanced by immersive dual-curved screen which made out of the strong Corning Gorilla Glass 4. That’s a design that will last long for sure!

Hardware and Battery of PRIV

The first Android smartphone from BlackBerry is powered by Qualcomm 8992 with 64 bit Dual-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A57 and Quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex A53. PRIV will have Android 5.1.1 Lollipop as the operating system. Multitasking can be easily done because of the 3GB RAM present in PRIV. With a storage of 32 GB, which is expandable up to 2 TB with the help of MicroSD card slot, what else you can ask for? PRIV becomes further better because of the 3,410 mAh battery that will last for a day easily. Fast charge is also enabled in PRIV.

Camera of PRIV

PRIV - first Android smartphone from Blackberry

Dual cameras are present in PRIV. The first Android smartphone from BlackBerry boost 18 megapixel dual-flash camera. The quality of the camera is high, it can be proved easily. The camera has been certified by Schneider-Kreuznach. The rear facing camera of Piv has Optical Image Stabilization and Back Side Illumination Stacked Sensor. 4k video recordings and 4x digital zoom can be done from the rear camera.

PRIV also flaunts a 2 megapixel camera in the front, which is a slight disappointment. Wide selfie mode is also enable for the front camera. Other features of the camera includes Phase Detection Auto Focus, OIS and dual color flash.

Software of PRIV

The software that is present in the first Android smartphone from BlackBerry surely makes it different from others. The BlackBerry Hub present in PRIV will enable the users to read all the messages in a single feed. The DTEK used for Android smartphone will give your privacy a higher security boost by alerting you, whenever the privacy is at risk. You can choose which apps and services will be able to use your camera, microphone and other stuffs.

Touch Capabilities and Keyboard of PRIV

The touch capabilities of the first Android smartphone from BlackBerry is really impressive because of the 10-point multi-touch. PRIV also supports Passive Stylus and Glove Mode. Capacitive touch keyboard of the smartphone includes navigation gestures, fine cursor control, swipe to select word predictions and swipe back for word deletion.

The physical keyboard of PRIV supports contextual auto-correction, contextual next word prediction and personalized learning engine. Keyboard security will be also provided to the users in the form of password protection, screen lock and sleep mode.

Other Awesome Features Of PRIV

The first Android smartphone from BlackBerry has packed many awesome features. The sensors available in PRIV includes Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Time-of-flight, Altimeter and Activity monitor. PRIV will come with pre-loaded Google maps and has assisted, autonomous and simultaneous GPS. It has Bluetooth support of Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy.

PRIV has integrated speaker with 3 microphones. Apart from it, the first Android smartphone from BlackBerry also has Virtual Back Volume Speaker that provides a higher loudness. The smartphone is capable of both Hands-free headset and Bluetooth headset.

PRIV – Specifications




Supports 1.8V and 3.0 V cards

HARDWAREProcessor: Qualcomm 8992 with 64 bit Dual-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A57 and Quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex A53


ROM: 32 GB

External memory: Expandable up to 2 TB

NETWORKNetwork Connectivity: FD-LTE 1,2,3,4,5,7,12,17,20,29,30

HSPA+ 1,2,4,5/6,8


DISPLAYScreen Size- 5.4 inch

Screen Resolution- 2560 X 1440


CAMERACamera Type: Dual

Back Camera- 18MP with autofocus

Front Camera- 2 MP with fixed-focus

Video Recording- Yes

Battery3410 mAh Built in Battery
DimensionProduct Size: 147 X 77.2 X 9.4 mm

 Round Up

So, now that you know all about the first Android smartphone from BlackBerry, will you buy it? PRIV will be shipped from November 6, 2015. What do you think about the features available in PRIV? Will it be able to compete in the market of Android smartphone? Share your views with us. Thank You.