BlackBerry is back with another launch. Chinese smartphone maker TCL has launched the BlackBerry Motion smartphone with Android operating system. The BlackBerry Motion is similar to the KEYOne smartphone, which the company had launched earlier this year.
The BlackBerry Motion sports a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display with Dragon Trail Glass protection on top and a physical home button below the display. The smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 625 SoC processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. The mid-range dual-SIM Blackberry Motion runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS and comes equipped with 32GB of inbuilt storage, which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB).
The BlackBerry Motion comes packed with a considerably large 4000mAh non-removable battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support, and a USB Type-C port. The smartphone is water-resistant and features a 12-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, dual-tone LED flash capability and ability to record videos in 4K at 30fps. As for selfie, the Blackberry Motion packs an 8-megapixel front facing camera with Selfie flash feature. There is also a fingerprint scanner on the front side.
The latest BlackBerry Motion also features a range of new security suites that smartphones from the iconic Canadian company have grown known for. There’s DTEK security suite feature on the device, and the smartphone also features support for FIPS 140-2 Full Disk Encryption, Android for Work, and Google Play for Work features.
The Blackberry Motion was unveiled at Technology Week conference in Dubai over the weekend. According to information from Android Central, the BlackBerry Motion will be priced at about $460, and will first reach the Middle Eastern markets such as UAE and Saudi Arabia.
The smartphone also comes with a “Smart Convenience Key” feature which would allow customers to instantly bring up apps and functions that they “most often” use based on where they are and what they are up to.