New BlackBerry Motion video promises "32+ hours of battery life" in a phone that's built to last


Not long after we saw the very first official BlackBerry Motion promo video, we're now treated with a second look at this interesting, yet to be released smartphone. As you can see above, BlackBerry Mobile says the Motion is a device that's built to last, as it's got a strong aluminum frame, a "premium" anti-scratch display, and a dust- and water-resistant design (IP67-certified). 


Equally important, BlackBerry promises "32+ hours of battery life" from the 4000 mAh battery that's found inside the Motion - hopefully, this means that, on a single charge, the phone will keep its lights on for more than a day even in the hands of the most demanding users out there.



 



The new promo video further showcases the security you'll be getting on the BlackBerry Motion - thanks to features like Locker Mode, Privacy Shade, and BlackBerry's DTEK security suite. There's also mention of all the apps that you'll have access to, as the new device runs Android 7 Nougat (with an update to Android 8 Oreo guaranteed).



 



While the Motion is already available to pre-order in the Middle East, for now, the handset doesn't show up on BlackBerry Mobile's US website. However, rumor has it that the smartphone will be released via at least three US carriers (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint), although it's not clear exactly when this should happen. In any case, we'll be here to let you know when and for how much the BlackBerry Motion launches stateside.   



 



source: BlackBerry Mobile (YouTube)

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Motion
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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20 Comments

1. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3089; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Now that's what I'm talkin' about.

12. tangbunna

Posts: 444; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

32+ hrs battery life. seems to be too old. redmi4pro did it

14. worldpeace

Posts: 3092; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Same SD625, screen size, screen resolution, and same battery size.. for half price

22. aBoss

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

It needs a removable battery for it to be my next phone. Seriously, whats up with every flagship not having a removable battery phone out? This is an easy market

15. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1175; Member since: May 01, 2017

What's your point?

2. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2252; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

While I know there are people that have knocked on this device for having bezels in our "bezeless" world we live in now, I think it can still work for certain smartphone designs. I, for one, don't necessarily like when every device looks the same and I fear that's where we are headed to. I mean 2 years from now, how can you say your phone looks stylish or different when every phone will be all screen? I mean I guess you'll be able to say the back of the phone looks good? Or something.

5. rsiders

Posts: 1863; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

And I agree with you Phil if I can be so informal.lol There will be less differentiation between phones at least from the front as this bezel less craze is all the rage these days. I like the design of the BlackBerry and also the new Pixels as they still provide some unique characterics from eventually everything else.

3. Vancetastic

Posts: 746; Member since: May 17, 2017

Bring it to the US, and Verizon, and this is likely my next phone.

6. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Rugged productivity is the best kind of productivity one can buy.

8. Pitrich

Posts: 239; Member since: Apr 13, 2016

I'm a flagship w***e but that's a great phone. Ive always wanted to return to my first love. BB

9. libra89

Posts: 2221; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Cool! If this follows in the shoes of the KEYone for battery life, that would be awesome.

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 21345; Member since: May 28, 2014

Now that’s just all kinds of AWESOME! BlackBerry smartphones may not be decked out with the latest and greatest specs, but they do provide some of the best battery life around in a smartphone, and that’s in the top 3 most important factors in choosing a Smartphone, IMO. What good is the latest and greatest specs and features of your smartphone just doesn’t have the juice for you to enjoy them? Sign me up, because this is a day one purchase for me once it’s available on the States.

13. phonejob

Posts: 4; Member since: May 16, 2017

i already pre-ordered this phone, i owned bb keyone and the performance just fine and the battery last long as well, this soc ship can do great for email, texting , call and social media. the price is acceptable for me, you cannot find any phone giving you the 4000mah battery, 4gb ram, dual sim (my region) and and ip67 forget the china crap phone, this phone is a good deal. the target market phone and alway for the root of blackberry, for the business user, not for media addict.

16. BGChicago

Posts: 219; Member since: Nov 16, 2014

Great. Now build a phone the size of iPhone (not plus) with 5", could be slightly thicker to accommodate the battery and the rest 100% the same.

17. Leo_MC

Posts: 6388; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

32h of usage /8h a day (which is a lot), means 4 days (I use the phone 6h so I'll be having 5 days). If this proves to be right, I'm going to have another phone soon.

18. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

I'm sure they meant to say, "Built To Be Last!" I don't see this device doing well.

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 21345; Member since: May 28, 2014

With a comment like that, I’m sure that you have no experience with current BlackBerry devices, and that you made your account strictly to troll.

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