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Rumored price of BlackBerry Priv in China converts to approximately $630 USD

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Rumored price of BlackBerry Priv in China converts to approximately $630 USD
Chinese tipster @Leaksfly has posted on his Weibo page, the price that he says the BlackBerry Priv will be sold for in China. According to his information, the Android powered slider will cost 3999 CNY, which converts to $630 USD. BlackBerry CEO John Chen confirmed last week that the eagerly awaited handset would be a high-end model, and be priced as such. He also hinted that some type of installment plan might be offered to buyers.

The BlackBerry Priv is expected to be equipped with a 5.4-inch, 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution screen. The Snapdragon 808 chipset will be driving the device, carrying a hexa-core CPU and the Adreno 418 GPU. 3GB of RAM should be aboard. The 18MP rear-facing camera offers Schneider-Kreuznach optics and OIS, while the front-facing selfie shooter will weigh in at 5MP. Considering that the phone has yet to be officially introduced, we suggest that you take this with a grain of salt.

The Android powered 'Berry has been rumored to be touching down in November for some time. The actual release date is important to BlackBerry, since it would love to have the handset in the marketplace in time for the holiday shopping season. So far, the Priv has been certified by the Bluetooth SIG, and we await the release of FCC certification.

The next invitation sent out by BlackBerry for a media event, will no doubt be for the unveiling of the Priv. If you can't get this phone out of your mind, feel free to check in often along with the others who are dreaming of a Priv Chirstmas.

Thanks for the tip!

source: @Leaksfly via PhoneRadar

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posted on 11 Oct 2015, 11:56 2

1. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Wow!
If my mind wasnt made up before... it is now.

I will wait until it is officially released but at that price...

posted on 11 Oct 2015, 12:35 1

5. tuminatr (Posts: 850; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)


agreed that's too much

posted on 11 Oct 2015, 12:40 6

6. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1594; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


630$ for a top android flagship phone that even has a real sliding keyboard is too much? This phone has more value than most of android phones if it ends up having also great camera. It actually has a great unique feature unlike the gimmick's from samsung and others.

posted on 11 Oct 2015, 16:16 1

31. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


it has 808.
there are cheaper phones with the 808 released already.
does the physical keyboard justify the price?
people are saying that the 950xl is too expensive and then compare it to the nexusp which gives you more for $650.

Why is it wrong to compare this phone with other android devices with the 808? all this phone has is the physical keyboard.

posted on 11 Oct 2015, 12:44 5

7. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1594; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


16gb iPhone 6S costs almost 830$ in China. When the S6 edge came out in China it was around 900-950$. But ye 630$ for a beast of a phone with sliding keyboard is overpriced right?

posted on 11 Oct 2015, 16:23 1

32. Plutonium239 (Posts: 1079; Member since: 17 Mar 2015)


Beast? Please, the only beast handset announced recently is the Lumia 950/950xl. Liquid cooling, iris scanner, QHD screen, removable battery, microsd scard, continuum...

posted on 11 Oct 2015, 18:01 1

36. meanestgenius (Posts: 15745; Member since: 28 May 2014)


The Priv offers a QHD screen, a micro sd card slot, a dedicated chip injected inside of it that secures Android to its core, technology that can tell whether your phones privacy has been compromised, a slide out PKB that doubles as a mouse....this handset is a beast as well.

posted on 11 Oct 2015, 22:26 2

40. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


I agree. The Lumia runs all over this.

posted on 11 Oct 2015, 16:49 1

34. Jango (Posts: 337; Member since: 24 Oct 2014)


People are illogical. They have been drinking too much Apple coolade

posted on 11 Oct 2015, 22:25 2

39. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


It's Kool Aid. Learn to spell.

posted on 12 Oct 2015, 09:57 2

43. Jango (Posts: 337; Member since: 24 Oct 2014)


Except I corrected your reference to 'kool' with the correct spelling of 'cool'. If it's a drink then it's 'ade' and not 'aid'. As in 'lemonade. Unless YOU drink 'band aid' or drink 'medical aid', moron. If you're gonna be self righteous and reply just to be a grammar nazi, you best know your stuff, son. I already knew you kids like to spell it 'Kool aid', like it's more hip. Except the spelling's all wrong.

posted on 12 Oct 2015, 11:20

47. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


Just take your lumps like a man and stop making excuses. I'm not a grammar nazi. You just tried to look cool and failed.

posted on 12 Oct 2015, 11:51 1

50. Jango (Posts: 337; Member since: 24 Oct 2014)


It appears you have difficulty in being wrong time to time, WHICH WAS THE REAL REASON why you felt the urge to respond with a false correction to a correctly spelled word in the first place.

Instead of disagreeing with the points and presenting a counter argument, you resorted to discrediting my argument based on what you wrongly perceived to be a spelling error.

LOL, grow up and bring intelligence to a discussion, not grammatical snobbery. If you DO want to be snobbish, at least be right.

posted on 13 Oct 2015, 06:27

53. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


I'll say it again slowly so you can understand it - take your lumps like a man and admit you were wrong.

posted on 13 Oct 2015, 06:55 1

54. Scott93274 (Posts: 5287; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Why expect others to do what you will not do yourself? Such a hypocrite.

posted on 13 Oct 2015, 08:25

55. meanestgenius (Posts: 15745; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Bazing!

That's absolutely correct.

posted on 13 Oct 2015, 11:03 2

56. Jango (Posts: 337; Member since: 24 Oct 2014)


I'll say it in plain English. LEARN TO SPELL before correcting others, if you want to troll harder. LMAO.

posted on 11 Oct 2015, 17:11

35. pppddd (Posts: 19; Member since: 11 May 2015)


"16gb iPhone 6S costs almost 830$ in China. When the S6 edge came out in China it was around 900-950$.

You've got to be kidding me. Comparing an iPhone and S6 to the Blackberry, a brand next to know one in China cares about. lol

posted on 13 Oct 2015, 00:17

52. Tensi (Posts: 9; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)


Yeah seriously.. I've tried all three of these phones are they're all smartphones that do things that certainly aren't worth this much money.

posted on 11 Oct 2015, 13:16 1

13. meanestgenius (Posts: 15745; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Too much?! Have you seen what Apple is charging for their base 16 gig model? Whatever you're smoking, pass that over here.

posted on 11 Oct 2015, 14:11

20. Subie (Posts: 1308; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)


Will have to check the phone out in person before deciding if the price is too high. Snapdragon 808 with 2gb of ram doesn't seem deserving of a Flagship commanding price for Android. Really wish they were offering this phone with bb10 as well. A side by side comparison with the two OS's would be fun!

posted on 11 Oct 2015, 14:31 1

25. meanestgenius (Posts: 15745; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Read the source article. It's 3 GIGS OF RAM that the Priv is offering. PA article has a typo.

posted on 11 Oct 2015, 14:34

26. Subie (Posts: 1308; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)


They seem to do that a lot. Thanks for the correction.

posted on 11 Oct 2015, 14:37 1

28. meanestgenius (Posts: 15745; Member since: 28 May 2014)


No problem.

I also wish they would make a BB10 version as well. Maybe they will, depending on the sales of the Priv.

posted on 11 Oct 2015, 16:34

33. Alan01 (Posts: 424; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


Yes it was a typo since corrected.

Regards
Alan F.

posted on 12 Oct 2015, 11:21

48. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


It's ok Alan. It's a typo, no need to explain yourself.

posted on 12 Oct 2015, 11:35

49. Scott93274 (Posts: 5287; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Aww.... so supportive and understanding! Why can't you be like this more often?

posted on 12 Oct 2015, 14:25 2

51. meanestgenius (Posts: 15745; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Did I say it was anything other than a typo? If so, point out where I did. I'll wait...

posted on 11 Oct 2015, 15:57 1

30. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1571; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


I would make a good wager that the US price will be $599 since the Chinese price was 3999 (usually Blackberry likes to make their prices end with 99 in their major markets).

posted on 11 Oct 2015, 14:20

23. Bm888 (Posts: 516; Member since: 06 Jul 2015)


Considering the great specs it has... The great curve display and slider its a fair starter price.. The only cons abt it is the cpu.. But 808 super optimized by the wit of BB will be flow less

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