BlackBerry Leap mid-range 4G all-touch smartphone announced
BlackBerry has announced a new mid-range smartphone BlackBerry Leap at MWC 2015. This smartphone is priced at $275 only. It will be launched in April in US and targets young professionals. Company didn’t confirm when it will launch this smartphone in other markets.
This is a single SIM device and features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) Touch display with 294ppi pixel density. It runs on native BlackBerry 10.3.1 OS. It can run Android apps and offers BlackBerry Assistant. It is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM 8960 SoC with 2GB of RAM. It has 16 GB internal storage which is expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card slot. It features a 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 2 megapixel front camera. Connectivity features of the smartphone are 4G, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (LE) and EDR, GPS/ A-GPS. It is packed with 2800 mAh battery.
Ron Louks, President, Devices and Emerging Solutions, said of the launch, “In today’s mobile world – influenced by trends like BYOD – where personal and corporate data are frequently under attack from hackers, companies and everyday consumers are finding out the hard way that mobile security is paramount. BlackBerry Leap was built specifically for mobile professionals who see their smartphone device as a powerful and durable productivity tool that also safeguards sensitive communications at all times.”
BlackBerry Leap Key Specifications
- 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) Touch display
- 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM 8960 SoC
- 2GB of RAM
- BlackBerry 10.3.1
- 16 GB internal storage, expandable up to 128 GB
- 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash
- 2 megapixel front camera
- 4G, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (LE) and EDR, GPS/ A-GPS
- 2800 mAh battery