T-Mobile customers can finally purchase the BlackBerry Priv in a couple of days, which was released back in 2015.
After AT&T, carrier T-Mobile will start selling BlackBerry's first Android-powered device Priv from Jan. 26 onwards. Interested buyers can pay 0 upfront and 24 monthly payments of $30 to avail this slider phone. The other way is to opt for 18 months lease, where customers must pay $34 every month. However, towards the end of the lease, customers must return the device in working condition or the other way is to pay it off to use it further.
Surprisingly, the full retail BlackBerry Priv price as quoted by T-Mobile is $719.99. AT&T, B&H and BlackBerry’s official Website, on the other hand, are offering this handset for $699. Verizon is expected to sell this device soon.
Moving on to BlackBerry Priv specs, this handset comes with a 5.4-inch display, 1,440 x 2,560 pixels screen resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. This display configuration translates to a pixel density of 441 ppi.
The Priv features a slider physical QWERTY keyboard, in addition to boasting a dual-curved-edge display, which is similar to Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge and S6 Edge+. It runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS, out of the box. But then, it is upgradable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
When it comes to memory specification, apart from the 32 GB built-in storage space, it also supports microSD card slot for expansion of up to 2 TB. The device sports an 18-megapixel rear-facing camera unit and a 2-megapixel front-facing snapper for selfies. A non-removable Li-Ion 3,410 mAh battery unit keeps the lights on for a longer period of time.
Under the hood, an octa-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 808) processor, clocked at 1.8 GHz, powers the device. Lastly, the entire configuration is backed by a good 3 GB of RAM.