A new smartphone BlackBerry Motion has been launched at GITEX at Dubai. This phone has been made by TCL. This smartphone doesn’t have a physical keyboard which has been the identity of Blackberry phones. Motion is a touchscreen smartphone. The device has 5.5 Full HD IPS LCD display, which supports 1920×1080 resolution. It has 403 PPI (pixels per inch). Dual Sim option is available on this phone. But we will have to wait to see whether its global variants will also feature dual sim.
BlackBerry Motion is powered by a mid-range processor Snapdragon 625. It has 4 GB RAM. It consists of 32 GB internal storage, its a surprise because these days 64 GB internal storage has become a trend, and BlackBerry KEYone also has 64 GB RAM. But don’t worry, the internal storage in BlackBerry Motion can be expanded by using a microSD card. It supports up to 2 TB of microSD card. It’s not clear whether the memory card slot is a dedicated slot or a hybrid slot.
BlackBerry Motion runs on almost stock Android OS. It has Android Nougat 7.0. We were expecting that it will launch on Android Oreo 8.0. During the launch event, the company told that Oreo update will arrive somewhere in the first quarter of next year. This delay might hurt the sales of the smartphone.
Now, coming to the design part, the design of this phone is ordinary, it has big bezels. It comes with Aluminium frame. A 3.5 mm audio jack is given, which is a good thing as nowadays it has become a trend to remove 3.5 mm jack from the smartphones. Motion has a USB Type-C for charging, and it supports fast charging (Qualcomm’s Quick charge 3.0).
When it comes to capturing moments, it has a 12 Megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and dual LED flash. It supports 4K video recording at 30 fps (frame per second). It’s not clear yet, whether Optical Image Stabilization or Electronic Image Stabilization is given or not. For selfie, an 8 Megapixel front camera with a selfie flash has been given. Android capacitive buttons and a front fingerprint sensor with a BlackBerry logo have been given.
It has a DragonTrail Glass, in launch event they told that it has a nano-diamond coating which will make the screen 25% stronger in comparison to other screens. It has IP 67 certification it means that it is dust resistant and can sustain water damage up to 30 minutes in 1-meter depth in fresh water. It has a 4000 mAh giant battery, it is almost the biggest battery ever given on any BlackBerry phone. The phone has good security, It has the inbuilt locker. We can transfer the photo/video to locker directly. The price for a middle east region is $460.
Moreover, the reviewers and experts rated the smartphone is good and value for money. But it looks like a little bit overpriced. Also, the less internal storage can hurt the sales. The 4000 mAh is a good thing on this phone. The big battery and IP 67 certification can boost the sales. We have to wait to know its price in India. This phone is expected to come in next two months.