Following the recently leaked render, the BlackBerry Motion has been announced by TCL at the Gulf Information Technology Expo (GITEX) in Dubai.
The BlackBerry Motion is a full touchscreen smartphone sans the presence of a physical QWERTY keyboard. The device features a water-resistant build with the IP67 rating. Eventually, the smartphone can be submerged in up to 3.3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes. The smartphone is pre-installed with Android 7.1 Nougat and will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo in the next year. Also, the smartphone comes with a feature called Locker Mode and Convenience Key.
The BlackBerry Motion bestows a 5.5-inch Premium Anti-Scratch touchscreen display with a FHD 1080p resolution. The smartphone gets the power from an octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC paired with Adreno 506 GPU, 4GB RAM and 32GB of default memory space. The smartphone boasts of a 12MP main camera at its rear with f/2.0 aperture and an 8MP selfie camera at the front.
The device has a USB Type-C port for charging and a 4000mAh with support for fast charging technology gives the necessary power to the smartphone. It is claimed that this battery can be charged from zero to 50% in just 40 minutes and give up to two days of backup under moderate usage.
The Locker Mode will let users store documents and photos in the device's internal storage and can be accessed only with the PIN code or user's fingerprint. It also has a Convenience Key that has four customizable profiles such as Home, Office, Car and User. These can be triggered by a home Wi-Fi network, meetings and in-car Bluetooth settings that are synced to the commonly used apps or BlackBerry Hub.
Price and Availability
The BlackBerry Motion smartphone will be priced 1,699 Dirham in UAE (approx. Rs. 30,300) and will be available later this month. For now, there is no mention from the company regarding the available of the device in the global markets.