BlackBerry Priv is the new Android smartphone from the Canadian company.

New pre-production photos of BlackBerry Priv, which sports a unique slider QWERTY keyboard, have surfaced along with rumored specs, AnTuTu benchmark score and price. The handset is said to be one of the most awaited smartphones of 2015.

The pre-production pictures of the BlackBerry Priv have been revealed by According to Android Authority, which cites information from the original source, the rear panel of the handset has a rubbery feel and since it houses a slider keyboard, it will be sporting a thick form factor.

The rear panel of the BlackBerry Priv

The BlackBerry Priv is the first Android smartphone from the Canadian company. It will be coming with a 5.4-inch display that will carry support for Quad HD resolution of 1,440 x 2,560 pixels with a pixel count of 544 ppi.

The device will be powered by Snapdragon 808 chipset that features a hexa-core processor and Adreno 418 graphics. It will be assisted by 3 GB of RAM. The native storage of the device will be of 32 GB, out of which 22 GB will be available for users to add their own data. For additional storage, BlackBerry Priv will be coming with a microSD slot.

The QWERTY keyboard of BlackBerry Priv

Even though the BlackBerry Priv appears to be a very promising smartphone, it has recorded a not so impressive 46,000 on AnTuTu benchmark test, Phone Arena reported. The rear camera of the BlackBerry Priv is of 18-megapixel. The Schneider-Kreuznach shooter comes with features like Optical Image Stabilization and dual-LED flash. The Priv will feature a selfie camera of 5-megapixel.

During the Code Mobile conference that was held last week, John Chen, the CEO of BlackBerry has confirmed that the Priv will be coming with an expensive price tag. However, the company will be making it affordable to purchase through installments and other buying plans.

The well-known Chinese leakster, Leaksfly has claimed that the handset will be priced at RMB 3,999 in China, which equates to $630, according to current exchange rates. The handset is slated to release next month.