Surprise pre-order availability on third-party smartphone seller Carphone Warehouse – one of the most popular electronics chains in the U.K. – has essentially confirmed a variety of information related to BlackBerry’s upcoming Android device, the BlackBerry Priv.
According to a hands-on video recently released by the aforementioned retailer, BlackBerry’s upcoming Priv will feature the following technical specifications:
- 5.4-inch 2560 x 1440 AMOLED display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset
- 3GB of RAM
- 32GB of storage (with microSD expandable memory)
- 18-megapixel back camera, 5 megapixel front-facing camera
- 3,410mAh battery
- Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Along with the above technical specs, Carphone Warehouse has also opened up pre-sales for the upcoming device, which is set to launch on November 6th in the U.K. It’s unclear if the BlackBerry Priv’s Canadian release date will be the same.
Earlier this month BlackBerry CEO John Chen did an embarrassing job of showing of his company’s upcoming smartphone during a segment on BNN, causing some to question his understanding of how BlackBerry’s upcoming smartphone actually works.
While a specific date hasn’t been confirmed yet, Canadian carriers are expected to launch the Priv towards the end of November.