After announcing the Leap in India a few days ago, BlackBerry has finally launched the smartphone in the country. The handset is priced at Rs 21,490 and will be available at all Blackberry exclusive stores from tomorrow.
The BlackBerry Leap 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.
In this price range, the BlackBerry Leap is set to compete with Xiaomi Mi 4 64GB and the OnePlus One 64GB variant.