BlackBerry Motion launched with 4000mAh battery, no keyboard

Posted October 09, 2017

The BlackBerry Motion is now official after being announced at the GITEX Technology Week. According to Evan Blass, Krypton was the internal code name for the phone and that it will be launched as the BlackBerry Motion.

What's interesting to know is that the BlackBerry Motion is said to boast IP67 dust and water resistance.

To some extent, you might see the BB Motion as the most boring BlackBerry phone of late. In Saudi Arabia, it comes for 1,699 Riyal (or ~$453).

As expected, the BlackBerry Motion doesn't have a physical keyboard. Below the display, we find a physical home button with an etched BlackBerry logo.

In the hopes of keeping up with its rivals, including Apple and Google, Blackberry appears to be working on a new all-touchscreen device. It will also fetch you all of your frequently used apps.

The upcoming release of the BlackBerry Motion comes after the launch of the Blackberry KEYone back in April. Unlike the Blackberry KEYOne counterpart, which has a keyboard under the touchscreen. The limited edition gets 4GB RAM and 64GB native storage.

Looking at the optics, the BlackBerry Motion sports a 12MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, dual-tone LED flash capability and the ability to record videos in 4K at 30fps. Things haven't change as such since the launch of the KeyOne. The phone will also sport an Adreno 506 GPU and an 8MP Front Camera. It claims to charge up to 50% in 40 minutes and promises over 32 hours of battery life with mixed use.

Also in the offering are a considerably larger 4000mAh non-removable battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support, and a USB Type-C port. It is not yet known when and where the BlackBerry Motion will release first, or how much it will cost. The device will be available in the UAE and KSA starting today for an approximate price of Rs 30,000. The image shows that the smartphone that is designed and built by TCL will indeed feature an all-touch design at the front.