Rumor: BlackBerry PRIV To Sport Sony IMX230 Sensor

There has been a lot of high profile devices coming through this year and most of them have already arrived. While some like the HTC One M9 and OnePlus 2 received criticism for various reasons, others like the LG G4 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge received much praise. Well, the year is not over yet and neither is the big devices as the long rumored upon BlackBerry Android device has yet to be fully announced.

That said, there are some staples details that are known. It is known that it will be called the BlackBerry PRIV and it will be running on Android. BlackBerry has confirmed as much. In terms of the actual specs though, much of these remain somewhat of a mystery. Although, over the last week some have been leaking though thanks to hands on images which revealed 4K recording and a later leak which revealed camera samples.

Of the latest of these two, the camera samples, they came through only this morning and with them the suggestion that the camera included will be an 18-megapixel Schneider-Kreuznach camera. Seemingly confirming the camera in use. Well, to add some debate, since then, known tipster @Ricciolo1 has now come out on Twitter stating that the camera on the PRIV will actually include a Sony IMX230 sensor. As a result, it is now being suggested that the PRIV might actually come touting a 21-megapixel rear camera instead of the already though 18-megapixel option. Now, this latest rumor is very much an unsubstantiated rumor, as the notion of an 18-megapixel camera had been building of late. Although, as the 18-megapixel reference largely refers to pre-production versions of the device, it is difficult to tell how old the models (and therefore their hardware) are. It is possible, BlackBerry could have decided to up the camera. Keeping in mind, this is a device which is quickly becoming a make-or-break device for the company, it could be assumed that BlackBerry would want to hit the market with the best device (and hardware) they can offer. Especially considering recent reports suggest we could be looking at an over $600 smartphone.

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