Good news for all smartphone lovers out there. Recently, Verizon, which is one of the largest wave carriers in the US, announced that it has enriched its phone offer with a brand new model. BlackBerry Priv is now available on Verizon, and as always, the client may choose to buy it sans contract or with a 2-year subscription plan.
Released back in November 2015, BlackBerry’s first and last Android-ready smartphone was greeted by the community with mixed feelings. While some of them viewed this as a smart move on besides of BlackBerry, other thought that Priv, as a smartphone is quite a pricey given its specs.
Priv packs a 5.4-inch AMOLED capacitive screen, and it is protected by a top-notch Corning Gorilla Glass 4 technology. As far as Android technology is concerned, the phone comes shipped with a pre-installed version of the 5.1.1 Android Lollipop, fueled by a Snapdragon 808 chipset.
Now, the smartphone on a 1.8 Ghz Dual-core Cortex and 1.44 GHz quad-core Cortex, of course powered by an Adreno 418 graphical processor unit.
So, what else can this marvel of technology can do for you? Well, the phone comes with a 32 GB storage, which can be quickly expanded to 200 GB by using a microSD card. Camera-wise, the phone packs a frontal and a back camera. The back camera has 18MP, with a f/2.2, 22mm shutter. Moreover, the back camera also packs Schneider-Kreuznach optics, dual-LED technology, face detection and phase detection.
You can use the back camera to shoot high-quality videos up to 2160p (30 FPS).
One of the best assets of the Priv is the quick-charging feature. According to BlackBerry, Priv can go from 0 percent to 60 percent in under 30 minutes thanks to the Quick Charge 2.0 technology.
Now, the reason many users tend to opt for Samsung Galaxy instead of BlackBerry Priv is because of security and the extra keyboard. Many believe that the extra keyboard on Priv is a trifle, and it does not excuse the high price.
Whatever the reasons for the waves of antipathy against the smartphone may be, it would seem that many will seize the opportunity of getting their hands on a handset, not that Verizon is distributing the phone.
According to the price list posted by the wave carrier, the BlackBerry Priv can now be bought for 720 dollars sans contract, or for 30 bucks a month if the customer opts for a two-year subscription plan.
BlackBerry Priv in now available on Verizon, which became the number 3 Priv distributor after T-Mobile and AT&T.