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Published on December 5th, 2017 | by Guest


BlackBerry Motion: A mid-range device without BlackBerry’s physical keyboard

6th October 2017 the BlackBerry motion was leaked by someone on Twitter. I posted a video of the specs on my YouTube channel MoboMotion.

Frankly speaking, I don’t like this phone. For a decade BlackBerry was popular for their haptic physical keyboard which you will miss on this phone.

Design wise, this phone preserves a lot of things from the BlackBerry KEYone, for e.g., the same rubber back with a metal antenna band and same dimensions and weight.

The BlackBerry Motion comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display with some bezel on the top and bottom.

It is equipped with an old but the most power efficient Snapdragon 625 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of onboard storage. It can be expanded by a micro SD card up to 256 GB by plugging into a dedicated expansion slot.

There is a 12 MP f/2.0 aperture single rear camera with LED flash. I am mentioning this because today every other phone has a dual camera setup. The front camera is a 8 MP with f/2.2 aperture. No one can find any info about the camera sensor and you will most probably be disappointed. The KEYone had the same 12 MP camera and sensor used in the Google Pixel, so we expect something similar for the Motion.

The battery is non-removable with a capacity of 4000 mAh. Other features include, the reversible USB type-C connector, the fingerprint scanner below the display and a convenience key for mapping any app located just below the power button.

Last but not the least, you can say this is one of the most secure Android phones currently in the market. There is a DTEK security suite feature on this device and it also feature support for FIPS 140-2 full disk encryption.

So if you are ok with a phone with an average camera, mid-range hardware and good battery life and do not care about the lack of a physical keyboard, then you should buy this phone.

The phone will land in India sometime in December or January and would be priced upwards of ₹30000.

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About the author:

I’m Biplab Das, a technical writer, tech YouTuber, blogger, ICT tutor and a part time website developer. People say smartphones are boring these days, but I think everyone is beginning to take this wonderful technology marvel for granted. You can check out my YouTube channel MoboMotion.

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