BlackBerry Motion

Blackberry Motion Defying Trends With Leaked Images

When the smartphone industry, from Apple to Xiaomi, looks for ways to chop bezels and 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 in Berlin, there were rumors that Blackberry was preparing an all-touchscreen device. The device, dubbed Krypton (Nope, nothing related to Superman), was caught on camera last month. The device was similar to Blackberry’s KEYone concerning size but had a smaller camera module with a single flash. According to the Head of Global  Sales for TCL, Francios Mahieu, 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, attracting business-focused customers who want an all-touchscreen device.

‘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 a prototype stage name, Mercury). Now, coming to the image, the QWERTY is missing, and there are HUGE HUGE bezels. A home button at the bottom of the front panel is likely a fingerprint scanner. The right side has three physical buttons, likely for volume, power, and app launch. When every Smartphone company ditched 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. We are also getting 4GB of RAM, a full HD display (1,920 x 1,080), IP67 rating water resistivity, and a 4000mAh battery 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 seems 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(a Chinese company that makes all their smartphones now).

The handset will be released this month if rumors are to be believed. TCL could be releasing the device in some markets before releasing it worldwide.

About Mrinmoy Choudhury

He is an experienced Journalist. He had been writing for several leading publications too. At DealNTech he covers the latest news of mobiles every day and always strives to provide quality content. He is also a web-designer and graphical designer. Email: [email protected]

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