01 November 2017
BlackBerry introduced a new variant to its KEYone lineup with a Black Edition a little over last month which was showcased alongside Android Auto a little later. As promised earlier, the company has unveiled the BlackBerry Motion, way ahead of their promised time, at the GITEX Technology Week as a full touchscreen device without the traditional BlackBerry keyboard.
Just like what was revealed in previous renders, the BlackBerry Motion is powered by the Snapdragon 625 chipset with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. The device features a 5.5-inch FHD display and packs in a whopping 4,000mAh battery which is charged through QuickCharge 3.0.
Withdrawing the customary keyboard, the Motion will, for the first time in BlackBerry’s history be equipping such a big battery, even after the inclusion of which makes the device look be built with top-notch quality. The device is rated with IP67 certification making it dust and water resistant and features a 12MP rear camera with a f/2.0 aperture alongside an 8MP front-facing selfie shooter.
On the software front, the Motion will be running on Android 7.1 Nougat like its predecessor with the addition of security-focused apps that make it privacy and business friendly. BlackBerry has limited the release of the smartphone to its Middle Eastern markets, including UAE and Saudi Arabia and hasn’t mentioned the availability of the device in North America.
The BlackBerry Motion will be available in Gray variant with the traditional black texture at the back for an asking price of $460.