Yesterday was the day when BlackBerry reveals its all-new Motion smartphone with full screen and a massive battery at GITEX Technology Week in Dubai. With full screen, I meant the company has finally ditched the keyboard in BlackBerry Motion made by a Chinese smartphone maker, TCL.
Initially, it is only available in the markets of Middle East for around USD 460. There is no announcement to be heard for North American market availability.
Specs Of BlackBerry Motion:
- The BlackBerry Motion is a mid-range dual-SIM Android 7.1.1 Nougat smartphone.
- It sports a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display with DragonTrail Glass protection; and a physical home button below the display.
- A Snapdragon 625 SoC processor powers the phone with 4GB of RAM.
- The handset has 32GB of inbuilt storage; expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB).
- Moreover, among all the offerings of BlackBerry Motion, there is a larger 4000mAh non-removable battery; with Quick Charge 3.0 support and a USB Type-C port.
When it comes to the camera, this new iteration of BlackBerry has a 12-megapixel rear camera with a f/2.0 aperture, dual-tone LED flash capability and ability to record videos in 4K at 30fps to offer you. The 8-megapixel front-facing camera comes with Selfie flash feature. Also, the fingerprint scanner sits on the front, and the phone features excellent water resistance.
Second Iteration Of Modern BlackBerry
Noticeably, this comes as a second device from the lineup of modern BlackBerry. Earlier this year, the company launched the KEYone smartphone, which happens to be the very first future BlackBerry smartphone. Though, that device sported a keyboard under a touchscreen. But this BlackBerry Motion seems to be a real touchscreen handset. And it is quite clearly reserved just for BlackBerry’s core customers since the company had left hardware in the past.
The BlackBerry Motion also offers a handful set of security software that smartphones from the iconic Canadian company have grown known for. There’s DTEK security suite feature on the device; and it also has support for FIPS 140-2 Full Disk Encryption, Android For Work, and Google Play for Work features.
BlackBerry announces there are various exciting, unique features as well. There is “Smart Convenience Key” feature which would enable customers to directly bring up apps and functions that they “most often” use based on where they are and what they are up to.
BlackBerry is making a comeback as a software vendor by concentrating on security; and its latest quarterly earnings report implies the pivot is operating brilliantly; surpassing the Streets earnings estimations. The company also detailed record gross margins of 76 percent up from 67% last quarter and 62% a year earlier.
Even with BlackBerry focusing on software, it just can’t entirely quit manufacturing hardware even if its global market share is zero.