BlackBerry is back with a new flagship. TCL Communications launched the full touchscreen BlackBerry Motion. The event took place this Sunday in the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition, Dubai. Last year TCL bought the global rights of BlackBerry and since then BlackBerry Motion is their second release of the smartphone.
BlackBerry Motion will be available for purchase this month later for a price of Dh 1,699 in the United Arab Emirates. You would have to pre-order the phone and it would be made available in UAE and Saudi Arabia. BlackBerry Motion is the first dual SIM smartphone to be launched in the Middle East. It also happens to be the first of its kind (BlackBerry) to be made water and dust resistance.
The phone operates on Google Android Nougat and has a 5.5″ full HD display along with DragonTrail Glass protection. Also included in a fingerprint sensor for security and there are other security apps provided by a Canadian company. The DTEK security suite feature has been enabled on the device. The phone also supports FIPS 140-2 Full Disk Encryption, Android for Work and Google Play for Work Features – cool isn’t it!
There is a Home button just below the display. BlackBerry Motion is powered by Snapdragon 625 SoC processor with a 4 GB RAM and an internal storage of 32 GB. Users looking for more space can use a microSD card with a memory up to 2TB to expand their external storage.
The battery of smartphone is truly incredible. It features a 4000mAh non-removable battery which supports Quick Charge 3.0. The front camera for selfies is an 8-megapixel shooter and the rear camera is a 12 megapixel which has dual-tone LED flash capability. You can also record 4K videos at 30fps.
The market for BlackBerry is expected to grow by 9% in 2018.