Blackberry launches Motion with full touch-screen, 4000mAh battery

Posted October 09, 2017

The phone is still manufactured by TCL, but unlike its predecessor, the KEYone, it doesn't sport a full QWERTY keyboard but goes with the more predominant full touchscreen form factor.

Sadly, the device still boots Android Nougat out of the box, but the company has promised Android Oreo update early next year.

What's interesting to know is that the BlackBerry Motion is said to boast IP67 dust and water resistance. This time, we are going to take a look at one presented yesterday by Blackberry. The phone offers a 12MP rear-facing camera with an f/2.0 aperture, and an 8MP front-facing shooter. Blackberry has been keen on bringing affordable smartphones to the Indian market and we might get to see the blackberry motion on the Indian shores as well. For selfies, there's an 8-megapixel snapper up front. The home button doubles up as a fingerprint scanner and has a bit of style to it due to the brand's logo. TCL is a budget manufacturer and intends the Motion to demonstrate that the KeyOne was not a one-off product, but the start of a line meant to attract more business customers. Now known tipster, Evan Blass a revealed that the company might be planning to unveil another smartphone dubbed as BlackBerry Motion.

The device also sports a USB Type-C port for charging, a lock button, and volume rockers on the right panel. And yes, the TCL Convenience Key is here, which can be customised by the user to launch any app they need. Both phones are capable to shoot videos in 4K (Ultra HD) format. Well, it has a Quick Charge 3.0 which can charge up to 50% in just 40 minutes (not bad lah).

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.

BlackBerry Motion is priced at Dh 1,699 ($462) in UAE and will be available for pre-order from all top retailers in UAE and KSA. The smartphone however, has been launched in the Middle East at a price equivalent to Rs 30,000.

There's no word yet as to when the so-called Blackberry Motion will become official, but the February date shown in the leaked render hits at launch at next year's Mobile World Congress.