BlackBerry launched a new full-touchscreen, keyboard-less, mid-range 4G LTE smartphone, BlackBerry Leap.
Aimed at the young mobile professionals the single-SIM BlackBerry Leap runs on BB10 (version 10.3.1) operating system. The device features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) Touch display with 294ppi pixel density. The phone is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM 8960 SoC coupled with 2GB of RAM. The 16GB of inbuilt storage on the device is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). The camera include an 8-megapixel autofocus rear shooter with LED flash and a 2-megapixel front facing camera. It will support LTE and GSM networks.
Connectivity options on the BlackBerry Leap include 4G, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (LE) and EDR, GPS/ A-GPS, and FM radio. It has a non-removable 2800mAh battery, measures 144×72.8×9.5mm, and weighs 170 grams.
It also include dual-microphone for noise cancellation, accelerometer, proximity and ambient light sensors.
Blackberry says its latest handset offers 25 hours of normal use battery life. It has built-in anti-malware protection.
The company has reportedly said that BlackBerry ‘Leap’ will cost $275 (around Rs.17,000) and hit stores next month in select regions..