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

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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56 Comments

1. gazmatic

Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Wow! If my mind wasnt made up before... it is now. I will wait until it is officially released but at that price...

5. tuminatr

Posts: 1119; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

agreed that's too much

6. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 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.

31. gazmatic

Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 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.

7. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 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?

32. Plutonium239

Posts: 1180; Member since: Mar 17, 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...

36. meanestgenius

Posts: 21618; Member since: May 28, 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.

40. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I agree. The Lumia runs all over this.

34. Jango

Posts: 372; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

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

39. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It's Kool Aid. Learn to spell.

43. Jango

Posts: 372; Member since: Oct 24, 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.

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.

50. Jango

Posts: 372; Member since: Oct 24, 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.

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.

54. Scott93274

Posts: 6030; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

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

55. meanestgenius

Posts: 21618; Member since: May 28, 2014

Bazing! That's absolutely correct.

56. Jango

Posts: 372; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

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

35. pppddd

Posts: 19; Member since: May 11, 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

52. Tensi

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 02, 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.

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 21618; Member since: May 28, 2014

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

20. Subie

Posts: 2324; Member since: Aug 01, 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!

25. meanestgenius

Posts: 21618; Member since: May 28, 2014

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

26. Subie

Posts: 2324; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

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

28. meanestgenius

Posts: 21618; Member since: May 28, 2014

No problem. I also wish they would make a BB10 version as well. Maybe they will, depending on the sales of the Priv.

33. Alan01

Posts: 584; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Yes it was a typo since corrected. Regards Alan F.

48. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

49. Scott93274

Posts: 6030; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

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

51. meanestgenius

Posts: 21618; Member since: May 28, 2014

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

30. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2317; Member since: Feb 14, 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).

23. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 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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