BlackBerry Priv
BlackBerry Priv powered with Android operating system coming later this year Reuters

Ahead of BlackBerry's launch of its Android flagship device later this year, some key hardware details of the device have surfaced via leaked photos. Known as BlackBerry Priv, the upcoming slider handset is rumoured to use a 64-bit processor, which is the hexa-core Snapdragon 808 coupled with Adreno 418 graphics unit.

According to N4BB, which first posted the leaked photos of the handset, another key feature is 4K video recording capability of an 18 megapixel rear camera. The Android version running on the Priv is likely to be 5.1.1 that incorporates the company's proprietary security app. The leak shows BlackBerry Safeguard apps that let you view the security status of the handset. You can view and edit the settings for app, developer options, screen lock, websites and more.

BlackBerry Priv
Leaked photos of BlackBerry Priv N4BB

The Priv could come with a dual-curved screen like the one on Samsung's Galaxy Note Edge and Edge+, suggest the photos. A few changes to the home button's swipe gesture are also expected. Unlike Android, where you long-press the home button to get three additional shortcuts, the Priv is expected to incorporate quick access to the Hub app and device search. Additionally, it is likely to have a woven carbon fibre back cover like the BlackBerry Z30.