Blackberry Motion, the brand’s highly anticipated Android smartphone was unveiled during the Technology Week being held in Dubai. The Motion will be launched initially in Middle East countries like UAE and Saudi Arabia, other markets will see its launch soon. With this launch, Blackberry is looking forward to revive its iconic brand image once again.
Blackberry Motion sports a 5.5-inch HD display which produces a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The screen is strengthened with the help of a DragonTail Glass protection. On the optics front, the phone sports a 12-megapixel rear camera with an aperture of f/2.0. It is paired with a dual-LED flash and can record 4K videos at 30fps. On the front, there is an 8-megapixel sensor which is also complemented with a flash for better low-light selfies.
In terms of performance, the phone features a Snapdragon 625 chipset which is coupled with 4GB of RAM. The phone shall be able to pull off decent performance given the specifications. For storage, it gets 32GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 2TB via a microSD card. The phone runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and allows up to two SIM cards.
On the battery front, the Motion packs in an impressive 4000mAh battery pack which can easily last you through the day with moderate usage. Furthermore, it has also got QuickCharge 3.0 for fast charging. To charge the phone, a USB Type-C port is provided and it gets a 3.5mm audio jack too. The phone also gets important security features such as the DTEK security suite and FIPS 140-2 Full Disk encryption.
In terms of overall specifications and other aspects, the phone is quite similar to the KEYOne launched by the brand earlier this year, except of course the physical keyboard. The brand promises that apart from the stock Android experience, there’ll be many more features exclusive to the phone which will improve utility. One example is the ‘Smart Convenience Key’ which can be mapped to trigger any app or function you tend to use often.
As per Android Central, the phone can be priced somewhere around $460 which roughly translates to around Rs. 30,000. Do you think the phone justifies the price tag? What more would you like to see in a Blackberry smartphone?