At GITEX Technologies 7 days in Dubai, TCL unveiled the BlackBerry Motion. It has a 5.5in touchscreen, a Snapdragon 625 processor and a notably large four,000mAh battery.
The phone is not dissimilar to the KeyOne, TCL’s past BlackBerry that sported a actual physical keyboard beneath its touchscreen. The Motion tries to proceed the touchscreen legacy of the DTEK50 and DTEK60 of 2016 and reassert the BlackBerry model in the Android area.
When is it coming out?
At current, TCL has only confirmed the Motion’s launch in the Middle East, consequently its announcement in Dubai. It’ll go on sale in the region later on in Oct 2017.
The company’s releases can be gradual to make it to other nations around the world but the KeyOne is rather much international now. Other handsets with the BB model from TCL have been India-only though, so the US and Uk may well hardly ever see the Motion officially launched.
We requested BlackBerry Cell for more aspects, and it mentioned the phone will be coming to more markets, but did not state which.
How much will it charge?
With no Uk launch date, there is no Uk price tag but the Motion is priced in the Middle East at AED 1,699 and SAR 1,699. At the time of producing this is about £350, substantially considerably less than the Uk RRP of £499 for the BlackBerry KeyOne.
BlackBerry Motion features and requirements
The BlackBerry Motion eschews the actual physical keyboard in favour of a 5.5in IPS Lcd touchscreen. It is also the to start with BB branded phone ever to element IP67 water and dust resistance, a welcome element in a £350 phone.
Its design remembers the more mature, BB10 managing Z10 more than it does TCL’s DTEK telephones.
There is also a four,000mAh battery on board to hold the Snapdragon 625 ticking about. The KeyOne had the exact same chip with a three,505mAh battery and lasted for an exceptionally long time in comparison to most other Android handsets.
Hope the Motion to past at the very least two days on a single charge. You can recharge it easily way too with Speedy Charge three..
It will ship with Android Nougat seven.1 and will element BlackBerry’s pleasingly respectable skin, which does not transform much but provides the BlackBerry program suite with the universal inbox app Hub and beneficial features like icon widgets.
As ever, TCL is keen to press BlackBerry’s protection legacy and without a doubt we located the KeyOne to receive protection patches quite quick and 2nd only to the Google Pixel.