BlackBerry unveils first water-resistant phone

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Power users will be glad to learn that the Motion is equipped with a large 4000mAh capacity battery that supports Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0 standard. So, Blackberry users who wish to own a device with the physical QWERTY keyboard, should give this phone a miss.

For this smartphone, BlackBerry partnered with TCL to come up with this new Android device that promises productivity and security.

The BlackBerry Motion will begin its life by launching in the Middle East for around $460 (£350) although a specific United Kingdom release date or price have not been mentioned yet.

BlackBerry Motion features a water-resistant body with IP67 ratings.

The render also shows off a USB Type C port, earphone jack and a home button with BlackBerry logo (could it be a fingerprint scanner too?).

We all know Blackberry is putting it hard to regain the lost podium in the smartphone market today. Connectivity-wise, nothing changed. The BlackBerry Motion still didn't upgrade to Bluetooth 5.2 and rocks the same Bluetooth 4.2 we've seen in previous models.

For photography, the BlackBerry Motion is fitted with a f/2.0 aperture 12-megapixel snapper.

The BlackBerry Motion is being built by Chinese manufacturer TCL. The rear camera can record 4K videos.

The new Blackberry Motion phone must not be confused with a flagship device as it has pretty mediocre specifications. This is the company's first full touchscreen phone ever and naturally comes with a lot of novelty value. It claims to charge up to 50% in 40 minutes and promises over 32 hours of battery life with mixed use.

The BlackBerry Motion will be going on sale in Middle Eastern countries priced around $460 (Rs 30,000 approximately).

The BlackBerry Motion is expected to be available in October with a retail price of $499, which may be a little on the high side for these specs for some people. The company has not mentioned the availability of the device in other countries.

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