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BlackBerry Motion launched with 5.5-inch display and 4,000mAh battery

By Peter Chu - on 9 Oct 2017, 11:26am

BlackBerry Motion launched with 5.5-inch display and 4,000mAh battery

Image source: BlackBerry Mobile.

TCL Communication – who has obtained the license to design, manufacture, sell, and support devices under the BlackBerry brand – has launched a new mid-range Android smartphone called the BlackBerry Motion.

Unlike the KEYone, which has both a touchscreen and the characteristic physical keyboard of legacy BlackBerry devices, the only way that the Motion is going to receive your input is through its 5.5-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) touch-sensitive display.

The IP67 water-resistant Motion, which made its debut yesterday during the GITEX Technology Week Exhibition in Dubai, is also equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a 12MP f/2.0 rear camera, an 8MP front-facing camera, a fingerprint scanner, and a sizable 4,000mAh battery to help you go the extra mile.

As with the KEYone, the Motion will be running on a customized version of Android 7.1 Nougat – one that has been retrofitted with a host of security-related applications to cater to both oligarchs and magnates alike.

According to Engadget, the Motion will first be made available in a handful of Middle Eastern countries – including Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates – for approximately US$460 (~RM1,947). There has also been no word on whether the device will be sold anywhere else.

Source: BlackBerry Mobile (Twitter) via Engadget.