It also introduces a new Blackberry feature
After being leaked by Evan Blass a few days ago, Blackberry has made the Motion official during GITEX Technology Week in Dubai. As confirmed, the Motion does not sport a keyboard. Instead, it is an “all touch” Blackberry sporting an IP67 rating and the biggest battery in a Blackberry device at 4000mAh.
New to the Motion is Locker Mode: A feature that lets users store documents and images in the phone’s internal memory requiring either a PIN or a fingerprint scan. With Locker mode, files are securely stored on the phone and not in the cloud.
Blackberry Motion specs
- Snapdragon 625 Octa-Core Processor
- Adreno 506 GPU
- 4GB RAM
- 5.5-inch Full HD Anti-scratch IPS display
- 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, Fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C port, BlackBerry Locker
- 3G, LTE
- WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, NFC
- 4000mAh battery, Quick Charge 3.0
- Android 7.1 Nougat
Initial availability will be limited to Dubai and Saudi Arabia, with a wider distribution later this month. The Blackberry Motion will retail for Dh1,699 (~Php 23.7K).
In addition to the launch of the Motion, Blackberry confirmed in a tweet that the KeyOne will be receiving Android Oreo.