BlackBerry is pretty much alive and kicking in its battle against Samsung, Apple, and other Chinese makers. This is all thanks to the decision of adopting Android OS. After its DTEK series, it seems the Canadian smartphone maker is working on another all-touchscreen smartphone. Also Read - Blackberry 5G smartphone 2021 comeback confirmed again, to bring physical keyboardsAlso Read - Blackberry is coming back once more, will debut in 2021 with a flagship keyboard phone
Thanks to serial tipster Evan Blass, we have an idea about how the purported BlackBerry smartphone might look like. Through his Twitter account, Blass has shared an image of what is likely to be called as BlackBerry ‘Motion’. It had been rumored in the past that the company was working on a phone called BlackBerry ‘Krypton,’ and as per Blass, it is the same phone which has now been renamed.
Whether it will be eventually called Krypton or Motion is something we need to keep our patience for, but some specifications of the upcoming phone have been leaked in the past. A CrackBerry report states that the smartphone is likely to feature a full HD (1920x1080p) display. It is speculated to be powered by either Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 or 626 SoC with 4GB of RAM, suggesting it will be an affordable device. ALSO READ: BlackBerry Krypton shows up on FCC; expected to launch in October
Based on the image, the phone sports a regular form factor, but with evident bezels on the top and bottom. There also appears to be a physical home button on the front with the BlackBerry logo on it. The home button could possibly integrate the fingerprint sensor in it. On the right side are the volume, power buttons, and convenience key. It is expected to be powered by a 4,000mAh battery.
Blass has a proven track record of spilling out authentic details about upcoming products. We also have a reason to believe given the smartphone has already showed up in an FCC listing, suggesting imminent launch. However, since the existence of the smartphone is not officially confirmed by BlackBerry, it is advised to take the information with a grain of salt. ALSO READ: BlackBerry Krypton design detailed in leaked live image
As is the case with recent BlackBerry devices, the Motion smartphone is also likely to run one of the newer versions of Android. With the recent emphasis on the need for devices immune to everyday environmental damage, it is expected the BlackBerry Motion will bring some level of rating for water and dust resistance. In the past, TCL’s global head of sales Fran ois Mahieu said that the then-unnamed device would launch sometime in October, and hinted that it would likely be certified for water-resistance.