When the whole smartphone industry from Apple to Xiaomi is looking for ways to chop bezels and to fit the entire screen the Canadian company Blackberry is set to go against the trend and launch a smartphone with HUGE bezels. And we are not complaining.
After the IFA 2017 at Berlin, there were multiple rumours that Blackberry was preparing an all-touchscreen device. The device which is dubbed as Krypton (Nope, nothing related to Superman) was caught on camera last month. The device was similar to the Blackberry’s KEYone concerning size but had smaller camera module with a single flash. According to the Head of Global Sales for TCL, Francios Mahieu remarked that the all-touchscreen device would target business customers much as the KEYone did. He also added a Blackberry device with water resistance and a battery capable of running 26 hours will attract business-focused customers who want an all-touchscreen device
Hello, BlackBerry Motion pic.twitter.com/lBsdpORHW4
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) October 5, 2017
‘Professional’ leaker Evan Blass also known as @evleaks has released a full body image of the device. According to him, the Krypton will be released as the Blackberry Motion. “Krypton” was probably a manufacturing name for the company (KEYone also had prototype stage name, Mercury). Now coming to the image, the QWERTY is missing, and there are HUGE HUGE bezels. There is a home button at the bottom of the front panel which is likely a fingerprint scanner. The right side has three physical buttons likely for volume, power and launching your apps. At the time when every Smartphone company is ditching the 3.5mm audio jack, Blackberry once again went against the motion and put a 3.5mm audio jack below along with a USB Type-C for charging.
According to other leaked details, the Blackberry Motion/Krypton will have the Snapdragon 625 SoC suggesting a mid-range price tag. Along with that, we are getting 4GB of RAM, a full HD display (1,920 x 1,080), IP67 rating water resistivity and a 4000mAh battery that is capable of powering the device for a whole day and night with mixed use. A rear 12MP camera and a front 8MP camera will be added. The device will run on n Android Nougat (7.0). It also received WiFi and Bluetooth certification.
Looking at the specs, it looks like an ordinary mid-range Business phone. But Blackberry has been known to surprise us before, and we are expecting the same.The device will be manufactured by TCL( Chinese company who makes all their smartphones now).
The handset will be released this month if rumours are to be believed. TCL could be releasing the device in some markets before releasing worldwide.