BlackBerry Tries Its Luck Again, Launches BlackBerry Leap For Rs 21,490
BlackBerry first announced its comeback to the touch phone segment when it introduced the Leap at the MWC 2015. A refreshed version of BlackBerry Z3, the handset was first scheduled to be launched in India on 7th May and was priced $275 (Rs 17,500) internationally. Finally, after a good amount of waiting, BlackBerry has finally launched the Leap in the country.
[quote text_size=”small” author=”Sunil Lalvani” author_title=”Managing Director, BlackBerry India”]
The BlackBerry Leap was designed specifically for the young power professionals who see their smartphone device as a powerful and durable productivity tool that also safeguards sensitive communications while on-the-go. With BlackBerry Leap, we continue to provide products and services that meet the needs of our consumer and enterprise customers.
The new mid-segment smartphone from BlackBerry features a 5-inch HD screen and is powered by a 1.5GHz Qualcomm MSM 8960 processor, along with a 2GB RAM. It comprises of 16GB of internal memory and 128GB expandable via microSD. Camera specifications include an 8MP primary camera and a 2MP front camera and runs on a 2,800mAh non-removable battery. Leap runs on BlackBerry 10 OS (version 10.3) and supports Android apps too. These apps can be downloaded from either the Amazon Appstore or BlackBerry World. Connectivity options include 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy and EDR, GPS, FM radio and 4G (FD-LTE 1800MHz only).
This device is due for sale from 12th May and is priced at Rs 21,420. The handset will be available on all Blackberry exclusive stores from tomorrow.
To get a clearer idea of the specs, refer to the table below:
|Display||5.0 inches 720 x 1280 pixels 720p full-touch|
|Processor||Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 Plus|
|Expandable Up to||128GB|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 2800 mAh|
|Operating System||BlackBerry OS 10.3.1|