BlackBerry Priv pre-registration page goes live

Interested in the BlackBerry Priv? If so, you may want to check out the smartphone’s pre-registration page, and register your interest in the device.

BlackBerry Priv pre-registration

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Note that a pre-registration is not the same as a pre-order page. The page simply allows interested parties to register their interest in the device. This means that no money will be exchanged, and a unit of the device will not be reserved. What it does is send you updates via email, letting you know when the device will be available for pre-order. To register, all you have to do is visit the page via the link provided above, and fill in the blanks.

Aside from making the pre-registration page go live, BlackBerry also reveals a few of the Priv’s features. According to the page, the smartphone will rock a Schneider-Kreuznach rear-facing camera. Past reports claim that it will be an 18-megapixel sensor with OIS, while a recent report claims that it will be a Sony IMX230 21-megapixel sensor. It also says that the screen will measure 5.4 inches. As for its resolution, we’ve heard that it will offer a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD). As for the battery, the page confirms that it will have a capacity of 3,410 mAh. It reveals that an early warning DTEK system will be on board, warning users when their privacy has been compromised. Lastly, it mentions that the Priv will sport a physical QWERTY keyboard that slides out of the chassis as well as an on-screen keyboard.

Unconfirmed specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 64-bit hexa-core processor (four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.44 GHz, two Cortex-A57 cores clocked at 1.82 GHz, and an Adreno 418 GPU to handle graphics), coupled with 3 GB of RAM. A 5-megapixel front-facing camera is expected to be on board, which will be ideal for snapping selfies and video chat. It is expected to run Android 5.1 (Lollipop) with BlackBerry 10 slapped on top, working as a custom UI.

According to BlackBerry, the Priv was designed with privacy in mind, hence the name.

So when will the BlackBerry Priv be available in stores? The high-end Android slider is expected to be launched in November. As for pricing, this is yet to be determined, but it could set buyers back around £390.

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