New BlackBerry smartphone leaked called BlackBerry Motion! It looks like this phone will be water resistant. Something we hasn’t seen in the past from BlackBerry. BlackBerry was this premium phone brand that was super popular back in the days. These days they are more of a niche product. Because Apple and Samsung came in and stole the show away from BlackBerry and Nokia.
This phone seems like it’s code name is Krypton. And it will come out to compete against iPhone X and Galaxy S8. Compared to other BlackBerry phones we could see that this variant is focusing more on the display than the QWERTY keyboard BlackBerry is famous for.
You could see it has a large display and the design reminds me about Samsung Galaxy Alpha. It also has a home button which has the BlackBerry logo on. It’s running Android. It seems like BlackBerry is moving away more and more from their own operating system. It will probably have some of their own apps on-board.
The build is probably a metal build because we usually see BlackBerry come out with premium phone designs. We also saw a leaked photo of what is probably the back of this device. You still get a 3.5mm headphone jack with this phone which could be good to know. We will probably see this device be officially unveiled in the upcoming weeks.
Which is your favourite BlackBerry phone? I have both checked out BlackBerry Priv and Passport. I liked Passport more because it was running on their own BlackBerry OS which I find to be more premium and exciting.
I have a hard time to see this company be able to compete against Samsung. Maybe they can steal some market share from LG, Sony and HTC but they still got a long way to go if they are serious about building Android smartphones and compete in that space. Especially with Huawei and Xiaomi starting to expand in more places outside China.