BlackBerry has a new flagship phone - and it doesn't have a keyboard

Kristi Paul
October 10, 2017

May be pressed by the leaks of recent days, BlackBerry has chose to take the lead yesterday, by speeding up the presentation of its last-born, the Motion, known previously under the name of Krypton.

But the Motion is likely not here to set design trends; it's a business phone and with its black/gunmetal color combo and the "soft-grip" textured back, with a large BlackBerry logo, it definitely looks the part.

As expected, the BlackBerry Motion doesn't have a physical keyboard. It is powered by a 4,000mAh battery and has a front-facing fingerprint scanner. BlackBerry has just introduced its latest phone after an image was shown off and we learned that it would be called as the Motion. Here we offer the Qualcomm processor 625, 4 GB RAM, storage of 64 GB and IPS screen with a diagonal of 5.5 inches and Full HD resolution. It makes do with a regular 5.5-inch 16:9 FHD display with prominent bezels. For taking selfies, the Motion has an 8MP f/2.2 front camera that comes with its own LED flash.

Sadly, the device still boots Android Nougat out of the box, but the company has promised Android Oreo update early next year.

Dubbed "Krypton", the phone will be available in Middle Eastern markets for around $460.

The BlackBerry Motion is the brand's third smartphone with no physical keyboard, and running Android, after the DTEK50 and DTEK60 launched to lukewarm success in summer 2016.

The Motion has an IP67 rating, meaning it is dust resistant and can withstand up to 30 minutes under water for up to 1 meter deep, according to specifications released by fan site CrackBerry and other tech websites.

The device has a USB Type-C port for charging and a 4000mAh with support for fast charging technology gives the necessary power to the smartphone.

The Motion will run a slightly modified version of stock Android with integration of BlackBerry's renowned security software.

Other reports by VideoGamingPros

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