BlackBerry recently shared more information on its upcoming slider Android handset with a QWERTY keypad called the Priv. And the most notable detail is a “long-lasting” 3410 mAh battery.
BlackBerry Priv addresses the issue of battery life
Every smartphone user these days is worried about the size of the battery as it determines how long the device will last on a single charge. Apart from calling, smartphones nowadays are used more for other activities such as surfing the net, listening to music, watching movies and videos, gaming, etc.
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So battery life is a key purchasing decision for customers, according to several manufacturers and retailers. Power saving modes and quick charging are two additions that help enhance the batter life, but having a bigger battery is the perfect solution. And the BlackBerry Priv offers just that.
The BlackBerry Priv’s 3410 mAh battery is significantly bigger than that of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (2600 mAh), HTC One M9 (2,840 mAh), LG G4 (3000 mAh) and iPhone 6S Plus (2915 mAh).
BlackBerry strikes the right balance
Privacy and security are the two terms not discussed much in the Android world. For those with highly sensitive email accounts and galleries with questionable selfies, the BlackBerry Priv appears to be the perfect choice.
However, BlackBerry is not the first firm to introduce privacy and security features on Android. We have the super secure Blackphone 2, Samsung Knox functionality and more, but it seems BlackBerry has been able to find a good balance. With the Priv, BlackBerry is focusing on key features that matter most to users, such as battery life, design, privacy and an OS.
Other confirmed and unconfirmed features
Apart from the battery, new details on BlackBerry’s website confirm that the device will come with a 5.4-inch dual-curved screen, touch-screen and physical keyboard as well. It comes with a Schneider-Kreuznach certified camera, and an “extraordinary” audio quality. The pre-registration page informs readers that the device is “ultra-thin” and features a DTEK warning system, which alerts users in case their privacy has been compromised.
There are still some queries left regarding the specs of the handset. But rumors remain, like the belief that the BlackBerry Priv will have a Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of RAM, an 18MP camera and a QHD display. The Canadian firm is still to confirm these details. The BlackBerry Priv is expected to make a debut in November, and more information could be coming soon.