Updated on 2015-5-11: BlackBerry Leap has been officially launched in India at 21,490 INR
BlackBerry first introduced BlackBerry Leap at MWC 2015, which resembles BlackBerry Z10 and targets “mobile professionals” looking for a “powerful productivity tool”. Today BlackBerry announced and showcased the phone in India, without revealing the price. Full Price and availability information will be available next week.
BlackBerry all touch phones took a backseat after Z30, which was launched more than a year ago. We all know Z10 did not work well for BlackBerry, but does Leap, with bigger display and almost same innards and a much lower price gain better acceptance? That remains to be seen.
The 5 Inch HD display on BlackBerry Leap mirrors latest BB10.3.1 OS and is powered by dual core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 Plus processor with Adreno 305 GPU. There is 2 GB RAM and 16 GB expandable storage to keep things running smoothly.
BB10.3.1 OS also allows you to toggle color temperatures a bit if this fine quality display is somehow not in line with your taste. The virtual BlackBerry keyboard learns with time and helps with more accurate predictions.
BlackBerry has included 8 MP rear camera with LED flash on the rear side, which is capable of recording 1080p HD videos. The 2 MP front camera can also record 720p HD videos and will suffice for video calling.
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BlackBerry has housed a massive 2800 mAh battery inside, which also makes Leap quite heavy at 170 Grams. Other features include 128 GB MicroSD card support, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi and GPS.
BlackBerry Leap is meant for BlackBerry loyalist who adore full touch devices and have been left high and dry for quite some time now.
|Display||5 inch, HD|
|Processor||1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 Plus|
|Internal Storage||16 GB, Expandable|
|Camera||8 MP/ 2 MP|
|Price||To be Announced|