Blackberry Motion leaked, comes without a physical keyboard


The DTEK50 and DTEK60 phones, built by TCL and based on previous Alcatel designs, already launched a year ago.

As of now, there is no official word on when the company will be release BlackBerry Motion in global markets. Dubbed "Krypton", the phone was expected to eschew a hardware keyboard for a traditional 16:9 touchscreen, emphasizing BlackBerry's security prowess, stable software, and excellent battery life. As widely anticipated, the new smartphone is somewhat a KEYone phone without the physical keyboard and comes with a pair of an additional bonuses. Essentially this is a full touch-screen version of the KEYone and it is also the first BlackBerry device that comes with water resistance.

As can be seen quite clearly in the render above, BlackBerry Motion doesn't follow the current "bezel-less" trend. This phone was previously rumored as the "Krypton", but the final device will allegedly be called the "Motion". Although the first picture of the BlackBerry Motion leaked yesterday, few details about its specs are known for the time being. It will keep the 3.5mm headphone jack, with three buttons at the front. One might be a Convenience key, a physical switch (and holdover from the BlackBerry KeyOne) that can be programmed to an app, setting, or routine. It also houses a fingerprint sensor.

BlackBerry Motion featuring SD 625 SoC, 4 GB RAM and 32 GB onboard flash storage launches in Saudi for SAR 1,699 with IP67 certification. Although, the latest reports hint at a possible smartphone launch by the end of 2017. It runs on Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box and is mentioned to receive the Android Oreo update in early 2018.

Facebook/BlackBerryFeatured in the image is the BlackBerry KEYone. The BlackBerry Motion for retail for 1,699 AED/SAR ($460).

The images of the new, unnamed handset were revealed by Evan Blass on Twitter and show the front of the smartphone, which consists of the touchscreen display along with a home button with the BlackBerry insignia.