What you need to know about the BlackBerry Motion

Unveiled at a trade show in Dubai on a Sunday, and on Instagram yesterday, is the BlackBerry Motion.

With no European announcements as yet, BlackBerry Mobile have suggested that this new device will currently only be available in two Gulf states – Saudi Arabia and the UAE. European release is expected in the future, but no talk of a ETA.

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The new full touch device from TCL doesn’t offer the popular QWERTY keyboard we come to expect from BlackBerry, but does pack in a Snapdragon 625 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 5.5-inch full HD display, 12MP rear camera and Android 7.1.

Here’s the specs at a glance:

  • Dimensions: 155.7 x 75.4 x 8.1 mm (6.13 x 2.97 x 0.32 in)
  • Durability: IP67 certified – dust and water resistant Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
  • Display: 5.5 inches, 83.4 cm2 (~71.0% screen-to-body ratio), IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours, 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~401 ppi density)
  • OS: Android 7.1 (Nougat)
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • Memory Card slot: microSD, up to 256 GB
  • Internal: 32 GB, 4 GB RAM
  • Primary Camera: 12 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Secondary Camera: 8 MP
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • USB: Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery

BlackBerry’s Motion device will be launching before the end of October in the Middle East, with no definite dates for the UK yet. Keep an eye on our blog, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for updates and pricing.