BlackBerry Motion with Snapdragon 625 SoC, 4000mAh battery launched

BlackBerry Motion with Snapdragon 625 SoC, 4000mAh battery launched

BlackBerry has a new flagship phone called the "Motion", and for the first time since Chinese electronics giant TCL took over the firm's smartphone business late a year ago, it doesn't have a physical keyboard (we first saw the news via AndroidPolice). While that one had a physical keyboard, the BlackBerry Motion has ditched it.

On paper, the BlackBerry Motion that's also manufactured by TCL is quite similar in specs to the BlackBerry KEYone.

Motion is truly a mid-powered device with specifications including a Snapdragon 625 processor and 32GB storage paired with 4GB RAM.

As for its cameras, the Motion comes equipped with a 12 megapixel rear shooter with f/2.0 aperture, and an 8 megapixel selfie cam. Out of the box, the phone runs Android 7.1 Nougat, but will get Oreo in the new year.

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Starting from today, the BlackBerry Motion is available on pre-orders in UAE with a pricing of Dh 1,699 (~$462) and in Saudi Arabia for 1,699 Riyal (~$453). It also has an IP67 rating for water and dust resistance. It still charges via USB Type-C and it has support for Quick Charge 3.0. The BlackBerry Motion will ship first in the Middle East followed by other select markets.

Formerly, the phone was called "BlackBerry Krypton" but, now it finally launched in the markets as "BlackBerry Motion". With 40 minutes of charge, the battery can charge up to 50%. That means all the great apps and features of the Google operating system but with the guarantee of BlackBerry level security apps throughout.

Rumours also suggest that the smartphone will have a home button with a fingerprint scanner - a feature that appears to be confirmed in Mr Blass' photo. The overall look of the smartphone might be a little dated, however, it has a solid build which will definitely be to the liking of many BlackBerry fans.

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