BlackBerry Motion Render Leaked; AT&T, Sprint and Verizon Likely to Carry it

Allan Goodman
October 7, 2017

BlackBerry is preparing to release its second all-touchscreen smartphone in as many years. Today it became known the name - the device will be known as Motion, and it was shown at a fairly high quality render from Evan Blass.

Krypton will a fullscreen display and no QWERTY keyboard, unlike the BlackBerry KEYone which came before it. It ain't bezel-free like most modern flagships, and will instead feature a physical home button with an embedded BlackBerry logo, and probably an integrated fingerprint scanner too.

Last month we told you BlackBerry's first water-resistant smartphone was in the pipeline. A prolific leaker on Twitter has revealed what could be the new BlackBerry Motion. Of course, BlackBerry security additions on the software front will also be a part of this smartphone, when it is launched.

But we also see a power key and what could be a "convenience" key right next to it. TCL/BlackBerry have implemented "convenience" keys in recent phones, allowing users to assign apps/functions to this button.

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Ever since the IFA 2017 in Berlin, there have been reports of BlackBerry working on a touchscreen-only Android device called the BlackBerry Krypton.

Travelling further south showcases the Motion's USB Type-C port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and bottom-firing speakers.

The display will be coming with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display. The phone could boast a 4GB of RAM and it is reported to sport a 4000mAh battery. On top of the Android, the device will also include Blackberry services like DTEK and Blackberry Hub. BlackBerry KeyOne was a premium smartphone for the Indian market, priced at Rs 39,990, which puts it in the Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S series, though the specifications didn't justify the pricing.

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