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BlackBerry Leap launched with 5-inch display, BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 for $275

Blackberry has announced a full touch smartphone at the Mobile World Congress 2015, the Blackberry Leap, that is aimed at mid-range market and has some decent specs packed in, under the 5-inch HD display that has a pixel density of 294 PPI. This has a full touch display on the front, and the device doesn’t include a physical keyboard.

Under the 5-inch display, there is Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus chipset (Dual-core Krait CPU at 1.5 GHz), along with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage, expandable to 128GB with a MicroSD card. Putting the main focus on security of user data and privacy of content, Blackberry Leap runs BlackBerry OS 10.3.1, and it consists the BlackBerry Hub, the Amazon Appstore and the user will be able to install Android apps into the device.

The Leap has an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and it can record 1080p videos at 30 fps, while on the front is a 2-megapixel with fixed focus, and it will be able to take 720p videos.

Blackberry Leap Features

The device is 9.5mm thick and weighs 170gm, and on the back, is a 2800 mAh battery included, which boasts about 25 hours of battery life. The battery is integrated and non-removable, under the rubberized back, which is similar to the one seen on Blackberry Z3. It has 4G LTE connectivity support apart from the other standard options including Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS + Glonass.

The rollout of the device starts in April, and the Blackberry Leap will be available in Grey, for a price of $275. The rollout will start from Europe. The company has even teased a device with a curved screen, at the MWC 2015 event, but no further details are given about it yet.

By Chetan Bhawani on Wednesday 4th of Mar 2015


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