TCL officially unveiled its all-touchscreen phone, BlackBerry Motion. Evan Blass leaked images of the device last week, and according to sources, it will be similar to this year’s KEYOne phone in a couple of ways.
The company announced the phone at Dubai’s GITEX Technology Week, but is planning to launch the phone globally.
Save for the processor, Qualcomm’s mid-range Snapdragon 625, the Motion is a relatively high-end device: It has a 5.5-inch, 1080p display, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a fingerprint reader, and 12 and 8MP cameras on the back and front, respectively. It will also come with a 4000mAh battery. And, it’s water resistant.
The BlackBerry Motion also features a range of security suites that smartphones from the iconic Canadian company have grown known for. There’s DTEK security suite feature on the device, and it also features support for FIPS 140-2 Full Disk Encryption, Android For Work, and Google Play for Work features.
These are all rather standard specs, but a few things things make the Motion stand out: For one, the phone is IP67 rated, meaning that it’s both water and dust resistant. Then there’s the battery, which is a monstrously big 4000mAh unit.
The phone has support for Qualcomm’s Quick Charging (v3.0) via USB-C and Android Nougat 7.1 on board, so battery life should not be a problem – although there is no word on an update to Android Oreo as of yet. There is also a headphone jack.
The phone was unveiled at Technology Week conference in Dubai over the weekend. According to AndroidCentral, the BlackBerry Motion will be priced at about $460, and will be available first in Middle Eastern markets such as UAE and Saudi Arabia.
BlackBerry says there are several interesting unique features as well. There is “Smart Convenience Key” feature which would allow customers to instantly bring up apps and functions that they “most often” use based on where they are and what they are up to.
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