BlackBerry Priv pre-order page shows up on ShopBlackBerry

BlackBerry Priv

A BlackBerry Priv pre-order page has shown up on ShopBlackBerry, despite earlier suggestions that pre-orders would open up this Friday.

The page does not yet allow users to pre-order the phone, but it provides the most detailed look yet at the phone’s features and specifications.

BlackBerry Priv

According to the pre-order page, the Priv will have a programmable keyboard that allow you to launch “customizable shortcuts.” This suggests that the functionality will extend beyond merely speed dialing or launching apps, although it remains to be seen how far it will go. It also confirms that the device will come preloaded not only with the Hub, but also with BlackBerry Calendar.

BlackBerry Priv

Here’s a breakdown of some of the more relevant specifications:

Software: Android 5.1.1

Processor: Snapdragon 808 hexa-core, 64-bit with dual-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A57 and quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53

Memory: 3GB RAM, 32GB flash, microSD slot (up to 2TB)

Display: Curved 5.43″ AMOLED, 2560 x 1440 resolution (540 dpi), Gorilla Glass 4, high brightness mode for outdoor readability

Rear Camera: 18-megapixel with optical image stabilization, phase-detect auto focus, 6-element f2.2 lens, back side illumination, and dual colour flash. Records 4K video @ 30FPS, 1080p @ 60FPS

Front Camera: 2-megapixel fixed-focus, f2.8 lens, 720p HD video

Ports: USB 2.0 connector with SlimPort support

Connectivity: NFC, 5GHz WiFi 802.11a/n/ac, 2.4GHz WiFi 802.11b/g/n, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1 LE

Battery Life: 22.5 hours of mixed usage on a 3,410 mAh battery

Charging: 1.3A power adapter, wireless charging capable (both PMA and Qi compatible)

The device is listed for $749 on the US store and $949 in Canada, with an expected shipping date of November 16. You can find even more detailed specifications at the pre-order page here, unless BlackBerry takes it down of course.

Are you looking forward to pre-ordering the Priv? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: ShopBlackBerry US, ShopBlackBerry Canada

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