The BlackBerry Motion is rumoured to have a release date this month. The company pointed out that 'It will be upgraded to Android Oreo in the new year.' apart from regular monthly security updates. The announcement came at the Gulf Information Technology Expo (GITEX) in Dubai.
The smart convenience key on the Motion smartphone ensures that the most often apps and features are brought up instantly depending on where you are and what you are up to. This is the fifth Android phone so far by BlackBerry, following the BlackBerry Priv, DTEK50, DTEK60, and the BlackBerry KEYOne. We compare the two phones in the spec department.
BlackBerry once dominated the smartphone market but its luster faded after the introduction in 2007 of the Apple iPhone and the large number of low-priced Android devices that followed. There's also a fingerprint sensor embedded in the home button which makes it easier to unlock or to confirm purchases from your phone. This is a huge shift and it signals how the next BlackBerry flagship will look like.
It's official: The BlackBerry KEYone has a followup. There's no word on availability in the U.S. In fact, the device appears to be a keyboard-less version of the Keyone.
The company has opted for a 5.5-inch FHD display panel which means that the device will use a virtual keyboard.
TCL has opted against the current trend of bezel-less smartphones to stick with a more old-fashioned design.
Inside the Motion is a mid-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. The internal storage would be 32GB. The device runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and is fuelled by a massive 4,000 mAh battery. There is an 8MP front camera with selfie shooter. The rear camera can record videos up to 4K resolution at max. A large screen needs a large battery to keep it powered all day and that's just what the BlackBerry Motion offers. That'll enable 50% rercharging in 40 minutes.
The highlight of the Blackberry Motion is the 4000mAh battery inside, which is rated to deliver 32 hours of mixed usage. Rs 30,218) in late October. BlackBerry and TCL are aiming for a limited launch, which practically means, for now, the Middle East.