BlackBerry Motion is Official – See Full Specs and Price

BlackBerry Motion has been officially launched as a somewhat replacement of the earlier anticipated Blackberry Krypton. What triggered the name change is yet to be unraveled but that’s by the way, the new BlackBerry Motion has no physical keyboard as the leaked render suggested.

BlackBerry Motion is a great mid-range Android smartphone with modest price tag, quality features and a sturdy body design. In as much as we expected a FullView display on the device, it comes with a 16:9 screen ratio which is equally not bad. Below are its specs highlight;

BlackBerry Motion Key Specs

  • OS: Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Fingerprint: Front-mounted
  • SIM Type: Micro SIM
  • 4G LTE: YES
  • Screen Size : 5.5 inches FHD IPS Touchscreen
  • Screen Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 PPI)
  • Processor Type: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Internal Storage: 32 GB
  • Back Camera: 12MP camera with LED Flash
  • Front Camera: 8MP Camera
  • Battery: Non-Removable 4,000 mAh

BlackBerry Motion Features Overview

Just like the BlackBerry DTEK50, BlackBerry Motion comes in full HD display but with bigger screen size of 5.5 inches, its resolution remains at 1920 by 1080 pixels with 401 Pixels Per-square Inch (PPI).

blackberry motion front

Powering the Motion is a Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 chipset and Octa-core Cortex A53 processor that clocks at 2.0 GHz. The smartphone sports a 4GB RAM and 32GB ROM for inbuilt storage function, you are allowed to expand the ROM with an SD card to up to 256GB.

Blackberry Motion uses the basic Android 7.1 Nougat OS out of the box, it is equipped with 12 megapixels camera at the back with f/2.0 aperture lens and a single LED flash to complement, on the front panel you will find an 8 megapixels camera for selfies and other purposes, the front camera has no LED flash.

Like we mentioned earlier, the BlackBerry Motion comes in a quite solid body build that is resistant to both dust and water with IP67 certified – Water resistant up to one meter and 30 minutes. The fingerprint sensor is position in the front, embedded into the home button that also has the BlackBerry logo on it.

blackberry motion back

BlackBerry Motion is served is just one color option: Black, the device also features active noise cancellation with dedicated mic. In the power house is a 4,000 mAh battery which is enough battery juice for both heavy users.

Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, Micro-USB Type-C 1.0 with reversible connector. The BlackBerry Motion is Micro SIM based, available sensors include the accelerometer, proximity sensor, fingerprint and ambient light sensor.

BlackBerry Motion Price and Availability

blackberry motion images

BlackBerry Motion was launched in Dubai with a 460 USD price tag which commands about 166,000 naira in Nigeria and about Rs. 30,099 in India. The device will go on sale starting with the Middle East – UAE and Saudi Arabia before going to other regions around the world. There’s currently no word on market expansion of the BlackBerry Motion in the nearest future.

BlackBerry Motion Full Specifications

2G Network GSM: 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz
3G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
4G Network LTE, VoLTE
Status Available: October 2017
Dimensions –  mm
– Weight: g
Keyboard Touchscreen
Colors Black
Cover Metal Body
– IP67 certified – dust and water resistant
– Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
Type Full HD IPS LCD touchscreen, 16M colors with multi-touch (up to 5 fingers)
Size 5.5 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels, 401 Pixels Per-square Inch
Memory And OS
Card slot Up to 256 GB with micro SD
Internal 32 GB
OS Android 7.1 Nougat
Processors – Octa-core cortex A53 2.0 GHz
– Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 Chipset
– Adreno 506
Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
Audio port 3.5mm jack, active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
2G GPRS up to 3.1 Mbps
3G HSPA – 42.2/5.76 Mbps
4G LTE Cat 4 150/50 Mbps (VoLTE)
WIFI Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi direct
Bluetooth Version 4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
Infared | NFC – | –
USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Primary – 12 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
– FEATURES: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video  1080p@30fps
Secondary 8 MP front camera
Capacity Non-Removable 4,000 mAh battery
Stand-by N/A
Talk time N/A
Music play
Other Features
Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
Miscellaneous – FM radio: Unconfirmed
– XviD/MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
Price level About 166,000 naira (460 USD) (Rs 30,099)

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