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BlackBerry Motion is an all-touchscreen Android phone with mega battery life

TCL has released a new smartphone under the BlackBerry band, with the recently-leaked BlackBerry Motion making its official bow on Monday.

The most striking thing about the design is the lack of the physical keyboard most associated with brand’s smartphones.

Running on Android 7.1 Nougat (with an upgrade to Oreo promised in the new year), the BlackBerry Motion has a large 4,000mAh battery for an estimated 32+ hours of mixed use.

There’s also compatibility with Qualcomm’s QuickCharge 3.0 for speedy replenishment of your device. That’ll enable 50% rercharging in 40 minutes.

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The 5.5-inch FHD touchscreen is complemented by the Snapdragon 625 processor, 4GB of RAM and 12-megapixel/8-megapixel cameras.

Elsewhere, TCL is providing IP67 water and dust resistance.

Security focused

Naturally’s there’s BlackBerry’s nous for security, including the new BlackBerry Locker cloud storage platform.

In a press release the company explains: “With Locker, customers can store documents and photos to an internal storage area that requires the device owner’s PIN code or fingerprint to access.

“Locker Mode allows customers to capture images and directly save those photos to the internal storage area, so they are not automatically saved to a cloud.”

The BlackBerry Motion will only be available in select markets and is going on sale in the United Arab Emirates for around $460/£350.

It’s coming to other regions before the end of the year, but it’s not clear whether the US or the UK is among them.

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