BlackBerry Motion Announced. No keyboard, and giant battery

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A few days ago, images leaked about an upcoming Blackberry that scraps they keyboard from the well-reviewed KEYone, well they have now announced it.

The Motion is a mid-range device sporting a Snapdragon 625 chip, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage plus the option to upgrade via MicroSD and a 12-megapixel rear camera.

It has a modest 5.5-inch 1080p display with the fingerprint reader on the front of the device. It is also IP67 water-resistant.

However, what could make this a massive success is the massive 4,000mAh battery. When you combine that with a mid-range Snapdragon and 1080p display you could be looking at a phone that comfortably handles a day of heavy usage.

Unfortunately, it will only be running Android 7.1 out of the box, but Oreo should be coming soon. It will also include the usual security-focused apps intended to make it business- and privacy-friendly.

While this may appear to be a dream phone for many users it is only being shipped to select Middle Easter markets at first and the pricing is $460, which I would say is a little steep for a mid-range phone.

Here's the full spec sheet.

Operating System Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Display 5.5-inch, 1920×1080
DragonTrail Glass
Nano-diamond anti-scratch coating
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Octa-core 2.00GHz
Adreno 506 GPU
Storage 32GB
Expandable microSD up to 2TB
Rear Camera 12MP (1.55 micron) f/2.0, PDAF
dual-tone LED flash
HDR, 4K, 30fps
Front Camera 8MP f/2.2
1.12-micron pixels
Selfie flash
1080p/30 video
Battery 4000mAh
Charging Quick Charge 3.0
Water resistance Yes, IP67
Security DTEK security suite
FIPS 140-2 Full Disk Encryption
Android For Work, Google Play for Work
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 5GHz, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, NFC
BBD100-1 LTE Home: B1/ 3/ 7/8/20/26/28/32/38/40/41
LTE Roaming: B2/4/5/12/13/17/19/39
BBD100-2 LTE Home: B2/4/5/7/12/13/17/29/30/66
LTE Roaming: B1/3/8//20/28/38/39/40/41
BBD100-6 LTE Home: B1/ 3/ 7/8/20/26/28/32/38/40/41
LTE Roaming: B2/4/5/12/13/17/19/39
Dual SIM capability
Dimensions 155.7 mm x 75.4 mm x 8.13 mm

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