The much-awaited BlackBerry Motion smartphone with a full touchscreen is finally here. It will follow the path set by the successful launch of BlackBerry KEYone, the first smartphone launched after the company’s deal with TCL. According to this agreement, Blackberry will now fortify its Software and Business Security business with TCL taking care of the hardware side globally. The Motion is also a smartphone that gives utmost priority to business and privacy needs.
Display and Design
The BlackBerry Motion screen comes fitted with the popular 5.5-inch size with Full HD resolution. The display also comes with anti-scratch protection with a nano-diamond coating. The dimensions of the device measures 155.7mm x 75.4mm x 8.13mm. The Motion has the unique Blackberry signature design making it recognizable and stand out from other smartphones. There is a home button located at the bottom of the display that also acts as a fingerprint scanner. The button has a Blackberry logo that carries the legacy of the previous Blackberry phones.
Hardware and Camera
The Motion is powered by Snapdragon 625 processor along with a RAM of 4GB. For storage, there is a 32GB inbuilt memory with support for MicroSD card. A sufficiently large 4000 mAh battery will provide the juice for the new smartphone. It also supports Quick Charge 3.0 making it charge the device to full quickly. The primary camera shooter is a 12MP which comes with phase detection AF. The camera also supports HDR and you can also capture videos at 4K resolution. Speaking of the front-facing selfie camera, there is an 8MP image sensor and an aperture of F2.2. You can use the camera app to capture pictures continuously with the help of the on-screen shutter button. You can also simply press the home button for storing photos in the personal locker.
The new Blackberry smartphone will run on operating system Android 7.1 Nougat. However, it is yet to be confirmed whether the Motion will get an update to Android 8.0 Oreo. But considering that the Oreo update is confirmed for BlackBerry KEYone, it is very likely that Motion will get a similar update in the near future. One thing to be sure of is the presence of numerous preinstalled Blackberry security software and applications from Blackberry like the DTEK, BlackBerry Hub and BlackBerry Calendar. Also, there is a new locked area in the phone where you can securely store your valuable documents and files.