BlackBerry Priv, Blackberry's very first smartphone that runs Google's Android, is slated to hit stores prior to this year's holiday season. With just less than a couple of months remaining before the official unveiling of the smartphone, customers seem to get to see more and more of it, with the latest hands-on photos showing off that it touts 4K video recording as well as a 64-bit processor.

Newly published photos of the much-awaited Priv suggest that this new device will boast high-powered specifications.

The images and specs show that it will sport a 64-bit processor, particularly purported to be the Snapdragon 808 hexa-core SoC that works in tandem with the Adreno 418 GPU for graphics processing.

It is likewise believed that the Priv will be capable of capturing 4K video at 30fps with its 18MP rear camera.

What's more, the BlackBerry Priv, previously called the BlackBerry Venice, will include a sliding, touch-sensitive QWERTY keyboard as well as a 5.5-inch dual-curve display. It is rumored that the device's display is likely built by Samsung.

BlackBerry CEO John Chen said in an interview that Priv signifies "privilege" and "privacy." The chief executive did not go into details though as to how the new device will do the job.

A report, however, speculates that the company will likely come up with BlackBerry 10 software which is specifically beneficial for separating work and personal profiles. It will probably have encryption and remote wiping, too.

A possibility also exists that the handset maker will continue to sell companies subscriptions to its BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES), in a bid to boost privacy as well as security.

Blackberry has yet to reveal how much the smartphone is going to cost and if it will target the handset to individuals or to companies.

It is worth noting that the slide-out QWERTY keyboard seems fairly slim. This can be tucked into the Priv without adding bulk and weight.

In late September, we reported that the company officially disclosed that it intends to unveil its first-ever Android-powered BlackBerry handset referred to as the BlackBerry Priv.

"Today, I am confirming our plans to launch Priv, an Android device named after BlackBerry's heritage and core mission of protecting our customers' privacy. Priv combines the best of BlackBerry security and productivity with the expansive mobile application ecosystem available on the Android platform," said Chen.

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