After unveiling the Leap at MWC, BlackBerry has finally announced the smartphone in India. The company has not revealed the pricing of the device yet but has confirmed that it will be available in the markets from early next week.
In the US, the BlackBerry Leap is priced at $275 (Rs 17,015 approximately). It is an all-touch handset with dimensions of 144×72.8×9.5 mm, and weighs 170 grams. It flaunts a 5-inch HD (1280×720 pixels) display with a pixel density of 294ppi. It is powered by a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Plus quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM. Also included is 16GB internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 128GB using a microSD card.
On the photography front, the smartphone features an 8-megapixel rear camera with flash, 1080p video recording capabilities, and a 2-megapixel selfie camera with 720p video recording capabilities.
The Blackberry Leap packs a 2,800mAh non-removable battery, which the company claims is good enough for up to 25 hours of usage. Connectivity wise, the smartphone offers options like LTE support, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. On the software front, it runs on BlackBerry 10.3.1 OS, and comes bundled with BlackBerry Blend, Assistant, and dual-app stores — BlackBerry World and Amazon App Store. The Amazon App Store will open gates for BlackBerry users to download from the vast collection of Android apps.