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Blackberry has today launched their latest device, the Priv, in India. As per the official confirmation received earlier, the smartphone runs on Google's Android operating system. This is the first time Blackberry is offering Android to its users.

Blackberry Priv

The smartphone is powered by a 64-bit 1.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor, and 3 GB RAM.

The device features 18 MP PDAF and OIS enabled rear camera, and 2 MP front camera.

The smartphone features a 5.4-inch WQHD AMOLED display, with 2560x1440 pixels resolution and density of 540 pixels-per-inch.

The device runs on a 3,410 mAh battery. Storage capacity of 32 GB (expandable up to 2 TB) is available.

The smartphone supports 4G LTE.

The smartphone will be available January 30th onwards. It is available in black color, and is priced at 
₹62,990 ($930 approx.).

Blackberry Priv specifications

Operating System: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
Processor: 1.8 GHz hexa-core

Memory: 3 GB RAM
Storage: 32 GB internal (expandable up to 2 TB)
Display: 5.4 inch WQHD AMOLED
Resolution (pixels): 2560x1440
Primary camera: 18 megapixel
Secondary camera: 2 megapixel
Battery: 3,410 mAh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 77.2x147.0x9.4 mm
Weight: 192 g
₹62,990 ($930 approx.)
With so many rumors regarding an Android-powered device by Blackberry floating around, the company decided to officially clear its stance on the matter. Originally rumored to be named Blackberry Venice, the financial report published by the OEM names the smartphone as Blackberry Priv, which is a short name for Privacy.

Blackberry Priv

The device is confirmed to run on Android OS. It will also be backed by the renowned Blackberry security system, thus maintaining the trust people have in the brand name.

The smartphone will be a flagship from the house of Blackberry. It will offer best-in-class security to enterprise users, and will feature a sliding QWERTY keyboard.

The company also made clear that even if it is all set to enter the Android ecosystem, it is also committed to the in-house OS, the Blackberry 10 operating system. Version 10.3.3 of this OS is scheduled to release in March next year.

The CEO went on camera to showcase the device. He claims it to run on Google, which is effectively Android. It features a sliding physical QWERTY keyboard with capacitive sensors, and possesses a curved display.

You can watch the complete video below:

In terms of specifications, the smartphone features an IPS display, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset with 3 GB RAM. It comes with 5.4-inch screen. The internal storage is 32 GB, and is expandable up to 128 GB. It runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

We can expect to see the device by the end of the year. Now we wait!

Blackberry Priv specifications

Operating System: Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
Memory: 3 GB RAM
Storage: 32 GB internal (expandable up to 128 GB)
Display: 5.4 inch QHD
Resolution (pixels): 2560x1440
Primary camera: 18 megapixel
Secondary camera: 5 megapixel
Battery: -
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): -
Weight: -
Price: -