BlackBerry ‘Krypton’ which has long been making rounds on the Internet over the past couple of months has now surfaced again in the form a new render. The render comes courtesy of the notable gadget leakster, Evan Blass who shared it via Twitter handle. Blass suggest that the alleged BlackBerry ‘Krypton’ might be unveiled under the moniker BlackBerry “Motion”. “Goodbye, Krypton. Hello, BlackBerry Motion,” his tweet reads.
Reports previously cited that TCL, the company that holds the right to manufacture and sell BlackBerry smartphones was working on a smartphone with a fullscreen panel. The render posted by Blass now shows a smartphone with similar description adding more substance to the earlier reports. The image shows off an all-screen display with Home button having BlackBerry logo printed on it. The button is tipped to embed the fingerprint scanner as well. The volume keys and power button could be seen located on the right edge. There’s also a dedicated key placed below the power button that might perhaps perform certain actions. At the base, one can see the 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C port drilled with speaker grills pitched alongside. The supposed BlackBerry Motion smartphone is expected to accompany the security features from BlackBerry. A previous US FCC listing of the supposed BlackBerry Krypton revealed that the device might feature a Snapdragon 625 chipset and it could include a full-HD display and 4GB of RAM. The smartphone is said to carry a 4000mAh battery.
Hello, BlackBerry Motion pic.twitter.com/lBsdpORHW4
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) October 5, 2017
Interestingly, TCL’s François Mahieu shared some details about the upcoming BlackBerry device late August with Endgadget.
Mahieu told the publication that the phone could come with IP67 rated water & dust resistance and a battery that could power the phone for about 26 hours. The smartphone could be added to the BlackBerry’s smartphone portfolio in October with the Engadget report further quoting that “Mahieu feels bold enough to claim that he expects a number of iPhone and Galaxy users to “make the switch” to BlackBerry come October.”
TCL took the wraps off the BlackBerry KEYone (Review) in India in August. The last in-house designed smartphone from BlackBerry with traditional QWERTY keyboard was launched for a price of Rs. 39,990. The Android smartphone comes with the OS being secured by BlackBerry.