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Blackberry Motion: Goodbye to physical keyboard

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Blackberry Motion which was just launched, revealed a lot of things to the public. Read on to find out more details about this smartphone.

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It was not long ago when Blackberry Keyone made its rounds in April 2017 as per below:

  • 4.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1620 pixels or ~434 ppi pixel density
  • Capacitive touch 4-row BlackBerry keyboard
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Gorilla Glass 4 protection
  • Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 chipset, Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Adreno 506 graphics and 3GB RAM
  • 12MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • 8MP secondary camera with 1.12 µm pixel size
  • 32GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 256GB
  • Android Nougat 7.1
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3505 mAh battery with Fast battery charging (50% in 30 minutes)
  • 4G LTE
  • April 2017 release date
  • $549 USD price tag

You can say that it was quite expensive for fans of traditional Blackberry to grasp. But if you are on the lookout for a traditional physical keyboard, then your choices are very limited. Plus, business users are still finding Blackberry smartphones advantageous due to its enhanced security level.

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Now, where does it leave us with the Blackberry Motion? Here you go with its specs:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio or ~401 ppi density
  • IP67 certified - dust and water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 chipset, Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Adreno 506 graphics and 4GB RAM
  • 12MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • 8MP secondary camera
  • 32GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 256GB
  • Android Nougat 7.1
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
  • 4G LTE
  • October 2017 expected release date
  • ~$459 USD estimated price tag

By glancing through the Blackberry Motion, we can say that there are some improvements found on this smartphone.

Without the physical keyboard, it will be sporting a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS screen which is the norm. But a clear advantage is in the IP67 certification which makes it dust and water resistant. 

Regarding performance, Blackberry Motion will be in the mid-range of things similar to the Blackberry Keyone with its Snapdragon 625 chipset, a fast octa-core processor, good graphics and an additional 1GB RAM.

Even the camera setup seems to be familiar, with the 12MP-8MP camera combination but with no dual camera.

32GB internal storage sound just about right, more than enough for your favourite apps and games. Adding more space is effortless with its expansion slot.

Another plus point about the Blackberry Motion is the fact that it will be sporting a larger 4000 mAh battery. This should be more than enough to supply enough juice for it to last for a day or two in between charging.

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Conclusion:

Blackberry Motion takes a different path altogether by eliminating the physical keyboard – its last remaining unique value that is highly sought after. Instead, it now comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS screen, IP67 certification that makes it dust and water resistant, mid-range performance and a large 4000 mAh battery to boot.

Blackberry Motion is expected to be released very soon in October 2017 for an estimated $459 USD price tag. It will only be available in Black colour though.

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