Blackberry announced that it is expanding the availability of Blackberry Priv to Australia from February 4, 2016, Thursday. The Blackberry Priv, the company’s first Android smartphone will be available for purchase in The Great Southern Land through Optus.
Blackberry Priv sports a 5.4 inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) Amoled display with a pixel density of 540ppi. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor (1.8Ghz dual-core Cortex-A57, and 1.44 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53) and runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system. It is also packed with a 3 GB RAM and Adreno 418 GPU for high gaming performance.
In addition to the default 32 GB internal storage, Blackberry Priv also supports a microSD expansion slot (up to 2 TB). The device sports a stunning 18 MP Primary Camera that supports PDAF, optical image stabilization, dual-LED flash and 4K recording in addition to the 2 MP Secondary camera that offers HD video recording.
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Blackberry Priv supports connectivity options like GPS/A-GPS, NFC, Micro-USB 3.5 mm audio jack, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with direct functionality and 4G LTE. The device also provides a wide range of sensors like activity monitor, ambient light sensor, altimeter, proximity sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, time of flight (ToF) sensor and magnetometer. The device also boasts a battery with a whopping 3410 mAh, which is expected to be used for up to 22.5 hours in a single charge.
The device is already available in US, France, Spain, Italy, Canada, United Kingdom, the Netherlands and India. Blackberry Priv will be available to all other countries very soon hopefully. Because, the company is relying much upon this device and Android to restore its track back in the Smartphone market.
The Optus has not listed Blackberry Priv on its website yet and is expected to make the availability very soon. Therefore, in the meantime you can have a look at the wide range of plans that the Optus offers in its website.
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