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BlackBerry has started taking pre-orders for the smartphone Priv priced at $699

Two days ago on the official website of BlackBerry for a short time there was a section with the description of the first Android-based phone company Priv. BlackBerry has released quick to delete by mistake the information, but copies of the web pages with the images of the unit, data about the characteristics, price and timing of sales has already spread over the Internet. And now on the website there is also another page with the option to pre-order the new product.

Priv made in the form factor slider below the touch screen there is a sliding four-row keyboard with QWERTY layout. Earlier BlackBerry had said that the screen has a size of 5.4 inches diagonally. We now know that the panel has a resolution of 2560 × 1440 pixels (QHD) and pixel density of 540 ppi. Protection against damage provides glass Gorilla glass 4.

The smartphone is equipped with a 6-core chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 808. RAM is 3 GB. In addition to 32 GB of flash memory can be used microSD card (claimed to support media up to 2 TB).

The smartphone is equipped with 18-megapixel main camera with certified Schneider-Kreuznach, autofocus and an optical stabilizer and a front camera with 2 megapixel sensor.

The equipment includes wireless adapters Wi-Fi 2×2 MIMO 802.11 ac and Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy (LE), NFC module, accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, altimeter, ambient light sensors and proximity. Food provides a battery capacity of 3410 mA·h dimensions are 147 (184 with extended keyboard) × 77,2 × 9.4 mm, weight — 192 g installed On the smartphone operating system Android Lollipop 5.1.1.

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If two days ago the BlackBerry Priv value was stated at $ 749, now on the website is $699. And then the question arises, whether the company initially made a mistake, or take into account the reaction of users to such a high price. Anyway, the new price raises fears for the future of Priv. There is another option. Perhaps after the announcement the price will be $750.

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