Good news, diehard fans of BlackBerry, the revived BlackBerry mobile under TCL has finally revealed its second handset in Dubai. Called BlackBerry Motion, this new device offers a BlackBerry tradition-breaking full touchscreen experience and so, yeah, it has no keyboard. Disappointed? Well, wait till you see the specs… Anywho, like the KEYone, it is, of course, running on Android and in this instance, you are looking at Android 7.1. Specifications begin with a 5.5-inch FHD LCD display, followed by a Snapdragon 625 SoC to take care of the clockwork aided by 4 GB of RAM.
Onboard storage comes in at a modest 32 GB while on the imaging department, it gets a 12MP rear-facing shooter with f2.0 aperture and a 8MP front-facing item. There’s also a front fingerprint sensor, in case you are wondering. What Motion has to offer is actually pretty standard. However, what really make it shines (well, kind of) is not just the beauty inherited from its pre-TCL days; it is the battery that it have packed beneath its 5.5-inch class body which is a whopping 4,000 mAh item and oh, it is IP67 rated too, so dust and water does turn off this little guy here.
Those details are what we have for now. As for availability, you will probably disappointed because, words have it that Middle Eastern markets with the likes of UAE and Saudi Arabia will be getting the device which is priced around $460, which is no surprise really since TCL has chose to reveal it at GITEX in Dubai. Meanwhile, availability in North America and other markets are not mentioned. If you ask me, it is kind of a half-hearted announcement. Then again, at an age where flagships are the only things worthy of marketing dollars, a Snapdragon 625-powered device is hardly deserving, is it not?
The rumored BlackBerry "Krypton" is not so rumored anymore. The BlackBerry Motion has been unveiled at #GITEX in Dubai. Motion will be coming to "Select" markets in the weeks/months ahead from @blackberrymobile. It's a full touchscreen BlackBerry with a freak'n MASSIVE battery. Swipe left for more! • • • #blackberry #bbmotion #android #blackberrymotion
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H/T: Android Central.