Monday, October 12, 2015

BlackBerry Priv rumored to carry a $630 price tag

BlackBerry's first Android-powered handset Priv will carry a price tag of RMB 3,999 (around $630) in China, according to renowned Chinese leakster Leaksfly, who revealed the information on Weibo.

The revelation came just days after BlackBerry CEO John Chen said that the device will come with a high-end price tag. "We'll make the phone financially affordable to get, whether that's by installments or something else," he had said during the Code/Mobile conference last week.

Last week, a lucky Redditor also got a chance to handle the Priv. He noted that the handset has a sharp screen and is thinner than the Galaxy Note5, although its 18MP camera took longer to lock focus when compared to the Galaxy phablet.