BlackBerry Motion: New Mid-Range Device Sans a Keyboard


The Motion - formerly known as the "Krypton" - is TCL's latest BlackBerry gadget since acquiring the early noughties smartphone giant. While that one had a physical keyboard, the BlackBerry Motion has ditched it.

The presence of 4,000mAh battery makes it the largest battery smartphone from BlackBerry. It is also the last BB phone, so far, to sport BlackBerry's iconic QWERTY keyboard.

The smartphone comes loaded with a full touchscreen display and it sports a 5.5-inch Full HD screen with 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Motion is truly a mid-powered device with specifications including a Snapdragon 625 processor and 32GB storage paired with 4GB RAM. For snapping photos, it has a 12-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.0 aperture and an 8-megapixel front camera. The BlackBerry Motion comes across as a mid-range device which has an all-touch display, a handy water-resistant chassis, and a very big battery. The Motion will also be the first BlackBerry phone in the Middle East to feature dual SIM support - so far, BlackBerry has had dual SIM phones in the Indian market. TCL launched the handset over the weekend and it looks exactly what the images suggested it would look like. There is an 8MP front camera with selfie shooter.

The device has a USB Type-C port for charging and a 4000mAh with support for fast charging technology gives the necessary power to the smartphone. The phone is also water proof with an IP67 rating. According to BlackBerry, you can get a 50% charge in just 40 minutes on the plug.

A well-respected leaker has posted a photo of what he calls the "BlackBerry Motion" smartphone. By tasking TCL with manufacturing chores, BlackBerry frees itself to focus on software and enterprise-level security features.