The BlackBerry Motion is an all-touchscreen, keyboard-less option to the KEYone

After the KEYone, BlackBerry seems to be preparing for the release of another smartphone called the Motion. While BlackBerry has yet to unveil the mystery device, Twitter Tipster Evan Blass has a leaked out a press render of what he terms as the BlackBerry Motion, revealing an all touchscreen device, without any physical QWERTY keyboard.


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The BlackBerry Motion is reportedly the BlackBerry Krypton which has been speculated for long. After tweeting out the leaked image, Blass made it clear that this was not going to BlackBerry's flagship.

The leaked images, which only shows the front face of the device, reveals a design that looks similar to the recently launched BlackBerry KEYone, minus the physical QWERTY keyboard. While the bezel at the top and sides seem normal for a BlackBerry device, the bottom bezel seems abnormally large.

In the bottom bezel also sits a button with a BlackBerry logo, which we think is a fingerprint reader. But even with the fingerprint reader the bezel seems abnormally large, which leads us to believe if BlackBerry has included a touchpad for UI interaction at the bottom.

BlackBerry Motion. Image: Twitter/@evleaks

BlackBerry Motion. Image: Twitter/@evleaks

Almost all of its recently released devices (Priv, Passport, KEYone) featured a touch-sensitive capacitive keyboard that could be used to navigate the UI by using swipe gestures. So we really would not be surprised to see a swipe feature enabled at the large bezel.

Below the bezel sits a 3.5 mm headphone jack, a USB type-C  port and a speaker. On the right side, sits the BlackBerry Hub key, the power key and the volume buttons.

As for what the device is expected to pack in, CrackBerry hints at a 1080p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset, a 4,000 mAh battery which is similar to what you get on a KEYone. The device is also said to be IP 67 dust and water resistant as well.

Published Date: Oct 06, 2017 15:12 PM | Updated Date: Oct 06, 2017 15:12 PM