Released into the market in November 2015, the Blackberry PRIV symbiotically runs a dual operating system. The smartphone’s operating system runs on both Android and Blackberry platforms, this means that users can conveniently use Android and Blackberry Apps all at the same time on the phone. The Blackberry PRIV was also custom fit with a unique accessory, its camera. In-built into the smartphone is the high definition pristine Schneider-Kreuznach-certified camera which delivers crystal clear quality photos and videos when used. The Blackberry PRIV was specifically designed out of pressure from both fans and critics of the company.


Everyone who knows about mobile phones in today’s world can attest to the fact that the Android operating system is the world’s most popular operating system in use today, thus this swerved the company to launch this dual OS smartphone. Another unique feature of this phone is that it is a walking security tool. The Blackberry PRIV automatically encrypts all in and out going data on its platform, meaning, from SMS, to telephone calls, to internet chats, documents, reports, emails, photos, video whatever is automatically encrypted securely.


The smartphone blocks any malware, hacks attempts, security breaches and OS cloning using its own unique platform called the DTEK, the platforms also counter tracks any security breach on the phone’s OS and can remotely notify its original owner if someone is trying to take pictures/videos, turn on microphones, send SMS, access location, financial information, contacts or chats without the owner’s knowledge.

Price of the Blackberry PRIV is between N105,000 and N120,000. The smartphone can be bought online via JUMIA AND KONGA or at phone stores across the nation.


Listed Below Are The Blackberry PRIV’s Specification


Network Range:   GSM, HSPA, 4G LTE


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Colour: Black


Network: WLAN, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE



Dimensions: 147 x 77.2 x 9.4 mm (5.79 x 3.04 x 0.37 in)

Weight    192 g (6.77 oz)


SIM Card Type:    Nano-SIM


Operating System: Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) upgradable to 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)


Internal: 3GB RAM 32GB ROM


Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808


CPU: Hexa-core (4×1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 & 2×1.8 GHz Cortex-A57)


GPU: Adreno 418


MEMORY    Card slot: microSD, up to 256 GB


Keyboard: QWERTY    (Slide, 4-row BlackBerry touch keyboard)


Display: AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size 5.4 inches (71.9% body-to-screen ratio)

Corning Gorilla Glass 4 (Curved edge screen)


Resolution: 1440 x 2560 pixels (540 ppi pixel density)


Multitouch: Up to 10 fingers (Yes)


Camera: 18 MP (Front), f/2.2, 27mm, Schneider-Kreuznach optics, face detection, dual-LED flash, autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus, HDR, panorama, Video 2160p @ 30fps, 1080p @ 60fps, 2MP (Back) 720p.


3.5mm jack: Yes


Loudspeaker: Yes


Sound: Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones

Active noise cancellation with DOLBY & dedicated mic


NFC: Yes


USB: microUSB 2.0 (SlimPort 4K)


Featured Accessories: Sensors    Accelerometer, ToF proximity, compass, altimeter, gyro


Messaging: SMS, MMS, Push Email, Email, IM, BBM


Browser: HTML5


Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3410 mAh battery

Fast battery charging technology: Quick Charge 2.0

Stand-by: 420 hours (3G)

Talk time: 24 hours (3G)

Music play: 73 hours

Qi/PMA wireless charging (STV100-1, STV100-2, STV100-5, STV100-6)


Battery life: 62 hours (Endurance)

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player

MP4/H.264 player

Photo/video editor

Document viewer


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