In the face of large-scale inside information leakage, BlackBerry CEO John Chen has adopted an original as always approach to pre-release hype-building for the company’s latest stab at a mobile hardware comeback, and first dive in shark-infested Android waters.

Instead of adamantly and pointlessly denying the Priv exists, or simply burying his head in the sand until the touchscreen/QWERTY hybrid launches, Chen recently showcased the phone to the public himself, then green-lit the dispatch of a few high-quality renders.

BlackBerry Priv security

As you can imagine therefore, essentially the entire puzzle is already solved, especially after yet another unofficial visual exposé. The new pics put the spotlight on the Galaxy Edge series-aping dual-curved construction, which will apparently allow you to check the battery status on one of the edges while charging without actually turning on the screen.

Meanwhile, an AnTuTu benchmark snapshot confirms the 5.1 Lollipop system is fully 64-bit-enabled, which probably means a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor ticks under the hood. It could also be an octa SD810, or even a MediaTek concoction, but the 808 feels like the prime suspect, based on older speculation.

BlackBerry Priv 4K video

As far as the previously confirmed 18MP Schneider Kreuznach rear-facing camera is concerned, this apparently comes with 4K video shooting capabilities at 30fps in addition to 720 and 1,080p at both 30 and 60fps.

Nothing altogether shocking, since we’re talking a feature routinely associated with Android flagships nowadays, and the 5.4-inch display is likely not 4K-capable. Expect “only” 2,560 x 1,440 pixels resolution from it, a swanky carbon fiber styled rear cover design, a slew of proprietary security enhancements, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage space, microSD support, 5MP front cam, and 3,450 mAh battery.

Source: N4BB

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