BlackBerry Priv to rock Sony IMX230 21-megapixel sensor?

Past reports have revealed that the yet to be launched BlackBerry Priv slider (BlackBerry’s upcoming high-end Android-powered smartphone) would sport an 18-megapixel rear-facing camera. According to a tweet, however, the device will come with a rear snapper with a larger megapixel count.

Sony IMX230


The tweet comes from known tipster and journalist @Ricciolo1. Here’s his tweeet:

If the tweet is to believed, the BlackBerry Priv will not come with an 18-megapixel rear-facing camera, but a Sony IMX230 sensor instead, which rocks a 21-megapixel sensor. Of course, since we can’t verify if the tweet is accurate or not, take this information with a pinch of salt.

According to past reports, the BlackBerry Priv will sport 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 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD) will be on board. From what we’ve seen, it will feature a curved screen like the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Under the screen is a physical QWERTY keyboard, which slides in and out from the chassis like what with we’ve seen from classic BlackBerry handsets. 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.

Blackberry adds that the Priv will be the most secure smartphone in the market, hence the name, and we can’t wait to test if this claim lives up to all the hype.

BlackBerry said that the Priv will be available in stores towards the end of the year. Although it did not say when exactly, Evan Blass (renowned leakster known on Twitter as @evleaks) revealed that the device will be launched in November.

Want to know if the BlackBerry Priv will sport an 18-megapixel rear-facing camera or rock a 21-megapixel Sony IMX230 sensor? Keep it here at Phones LTD for further updates.

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