Chinese device manufacturer popular in budget TVs – TCL has officially unveiled the new all-touchscreen phone BlackBerry Motion.
The phone debuts at GITEX Technology Week in Dubai, featuring 5.5 inch full HD display, an octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor with 4 gigabytes of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a 4000mAh battery. Blackberry’s signature physical keyboard has been replaced by a full touchscreen with a Blackberry logo home button at the bottom.
Blackberry Motion is a water and dust resistance phone with IP67 rating and runs hardened Android Nougat 7.1 out of the box with signature BlackBerry experiences such as BlackBerry Hub, Calendar, DTEK and Boost charging. As for the camera, it packs 12 MP camera module on the back with f/2.0 aperture and an 8 MP camera sensor on the front.
During its launch in GITEX, Alain Lejeune, the Global General Manager for BlackBerry added, “The launch of BlackBerry Motion allows us to further diversify our product offering, delivering new experiences while remaining steadfast with the privacy, reliability and productivity that have made BlackBerry so iconic over the years, While the initial launch of our newest BlackBerry smartphone will be limited, this is an exciting addition to our growing BlackBerry smartphone portfolio, setting a strong foundation for further portfolio and market growth in the years to come.”
Blackberry Motion Summary of Specs:
- 5.5-inch Full HD Display
- Android 7.1 Nougat
- Snapdragon 625 Octa-Core Processor
- Adreno 506 GPU
- 4GB RAM
- 32GB expandable storage, up to 2TB via microSD
- 12-megapixel, f/2.0 rear camera with PDAF and dual-tone LED flash
- 8-megapixel, f/2.2 front camera with LED flash
- IP67 water and dust resistant rating
- Fingerprint sensor
- USB Type-C port
- BlackBerry Locker
- 3G, LTE Connectivity
- WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, NFC
- 4000mAh battery, Quick Charge 3.0
Blackberry Motion Price and Availability
The Blackberry Motion is only shipping (for now) to a handful of Middle Eastern markets including Saudi Arabia (KSA) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with a price equivalent to about 1,699 Dirhams or around 24,000 in Philippine currency.