New BlackBerry Priv photos confirm 4K video recording and 64-bit processor

New BlackBerry Priv photos confirm 4K video recording and 64-bit processor
While BlackBerry already confirmed the existence of its Android-based Priv smartphone (even showing us a few official images of it), the company has yet to reveal all the details that we want to know about the device. Fortunately, thanks to new hands-on photos posted today by N4BB, we can now see that the smartphone is powered by a 64-bit processor - most probably, this is a six-core Snapdragon 808, though at the moment we can't be sure about this.

One of the photos posted by N4BB is also showing that the Priv can shoot 4K video (at 30fps) with its 18 MP rear camera. Other than that, the new BlackBerry handset sports a 5.5-inch dual-curve display - likely made by Samsung - and has a sliding, touch-sensitive QWERTY keyboard. BlackBerry suggests that the Priv will be one of the most secure smartphones out there.

The Priv should be released sometime before the end of the year, probably in the US and Canada first. Right now, there's no word on how much the smartphone is going to cost, but we'll let you know as soon as we find out.


source: N4BB

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38 Comments

1. Rhinoface

Posts: 179; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

Too many nice phones coming out right now. Hard to decide between this, the Moto X Style, Nexus 6P and Xperia Z5 Premium.

3. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Solid different, huge cheap good, huge great ok priced, overpriced gimmick with top camera.

16. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

I think people should always have a Nexus in their lineup. So that's a go to. But other than using the 6P (when it gets here) I for sure will be buying the blackberry Priv and it will replace my work phone. Nothing wrong with having 2 phones.

27. carlemillward unregistered

Depends on when you want it, I think Blackberry Priv will only be available for purchase 2016 Q1. Though I think it is best you wait for full review of Nexus 6P and Xperia Z5 Premium before making a decision. Day to day usage and overall battery life is usually the deciding factor placed above design and specifications.

28. miketer

Posts: 493; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

You're on the money. I've been a windows user and now a Blackberry Passport user and both Cos. are going to announce good phones. I'm using files from OneDrive on BlackBerry, so I'm sitting on the fence when it comes to the Priv and the 950. Of course, looking forward for both launches to happen to find what they can give us. Am getting ready in 10 hours time to really know about the 950..

30. TediT

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

I got the S6 Edge and I'm only gonna change it to the Galaxy S7 or this BB Priv (if it will have a better processor than the 808)

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

The Priv is definitely shaping up to be more than a contender! It will definitely be one of the best smartphone releases of 2015! With the Priv, the LG V10, the new Nexus phones, the new Moto's. as well as the new Sony phones and new Lumia's being released or about to be released, now is a great time to be searching for a new smartphone!

4. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

the Priv is the only phone that makes me wanna sell my G4 such a nice return to the mobile scene from Blackberry

6. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Too bad its going to be overpriced like every single other BB phone while your G4 is considered with current price the best value for money phone out there alongside moto x pure/style

7. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

yeah, that's true, Blackberry always overprice their products way too much

36. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Agreed, their devices tend to be on the higher end of the spectrum when it comes to price.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

The price of the Priv is unknown at this point, so what you're saying is speculation, at best.

11. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

My speculation is based on fact through the history of BB phone prices. Not like this thing will be nicely priced as BB is known for being expensive. Not saying it wont be worth it but people only buy Samsung and iphone expensive phones. If I was BB I would even take a loss on Priv to make it filthy cheap and bring new customers. Something that will never happen of course.

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

But it's still speculation. Some things are worth the price, as you noted. Can't put a price on what the Priv will potentially bring to Android. And if BlackBerry's handset needs to start generating revenue, pricing it for BlackBerry to take a loss is the wrong way to go. However, I don't think BlackBerry will price the Priv more than $650, imo. If they do, I'll be quite surprised.

26. redmd

Posts: 1903; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I think it will be north of 650 given BB history of pricing new phones. They initially price phones sky-high, then it will flop then it be priced reasonably but by then nobody wants it. BB needs to attract a lot of consumers if it wants to flourish on Android. And by the way, you defend Blackberry too much.

32. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

As I said, anyone naming a price for this handset is purely speculation, at best. This is a fact. By the way, I really don't care what you think.

31. TheHeartBreakKid

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 07, 2015

Dont know what your source of price info is, But it will be priced north of 900 usd unlocked. Priv was imported to india with a price of almost 1000 usd. You can check that on Zauba. So it will definately be priced over 900 usd. And with an snapdragon 808, 3 gb ram and no biometrics, I dont think its gonna do any good to Blackberry. If it had 820, 4gb ram, and an iris or fingerprint then i would have considered a 900 usd price tag. Anything less at 900 is a joke.

33. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

The phone is not even out yet. That may not be the final price. Biometrics do not determine whether a phone sells well or not. All of this speculation, when it's best that everyone just wait for the official word on pricing.

35. TheHeartBreakKid

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 07, 2015

i see. You are a blackberry boy. Its okay, Nothing wrong with hoping for the best. Me my self have been using physical qwerty devices all my life so i was realy looking forward to this device. But i wouldnt pay anything over 700$ for an SD808 phone. by Q12016 ill say 600$. And biometrics might not be a selling factor (For some it might be) but considering most high end flagships have it (s6, note4, iph6s, lumia's are supposed to come with iris scanners etc.) it should be in a 900+$ smartphone. P.S - Personaly, i love one touch unlocking with fingerprint scanners. It saves lots of time than patern lock and passwords. But just a personal preference. Nothing against blackberry, i love the company, i love the devices, they are probably the only company doing something diff. And i love physical qwerty devices. But for 900+$? No thanks. Me too hoping for a reasonable price tag. :)

38. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

"BlackBerry Boy"? NO. "BlackBerry MAN"? ABSOLUTELY. I like the company's products. They work well for me, just like Alik loves Apple products, Plutonium loves Microsoft products, Jroc loves Android products, etc. I don't see why it appears to be an issue for some that I'm a proud BlackBerry user. I think $650, $700 the most is reasonable for a high-end flagship, and really don't see BlackBerry pricing this more than the Passport, which was $699 at launch. Those that think it's too pricey should simply buy something else. BlackBerry not implementing a biometric scanner on the phone may be more an issue of security than anything else. Maybe they feel it's not as secure as other security offerings which they may implement, or maybe they feel like I do and think it's not a huge selling point. It's still speculation and base assumption that BlackBerry will price this device at $900. The logical answer is to just wait for BlackBerry to release pricing.

40. TheHeartBreakKid

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 07, 2015

This is what i meant by "blackberry boy". m.youtube. com/watch?v=1TL9G_Z0vtY Yeah speculation, but with a bit of proof. Anyways we will find out in a month or two anyways. No worries. Btw, Loved the new lumias. Good pricing by MS as well. Hopefully blackberry follows the trend.

41. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

Can't view your link. You haven't posted enough. PA rules. Still prefer the term "BlackBerry Man", regardless. New Lumia's looked great with even better pricing. Hopefully, BlackBerry does indeed follow the trend.

37. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It's perfectly reasonable to expect the Priv to be pricey based on previous Blackberry device. They were known to be quite expensive.

5. eman99

Posts: 409; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

i think they should hold off on releasing it untill january and make a bold statement in 2016

9. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Horrible name. Short for "privy", short for "BlackBerry is swirling down the privy".

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

It's actually short for "Privacy".

12. AlikMalix unregistered

No offense MG, but I keep reading BlackBerry "Perv". (But I know it stands for privacy).

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao! Are you telling us something about your nature, Alik? Lol j/k.

20. AlikMalix unregistered

"In the eye of the beholder" as they say... LoL

39. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

If I buy one I am going to keep calling it Venice. And that is what I will tell people who ask what it is. I am usually not so picky about things but Priv sucks as a phone name.

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