After HTC, Microsoft, and Samsung, BlackBerry has also launched a 4G LTE phone. Available at a price point of $275, BlackBerry Leap seems to offer a fair deal to smartphone enthusiasts. In US, it will launch in the month of April, but its global release has not been detailed yet!
BlackBerry Leap runs company’s native BB10 out-of-the-box, and features a 5-inch HD display with a pixel density of 294ppi. The device has been powered with 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM 8960 SoC, and 2GB of RAM. As compared to other BlackBerry smartphones, this device offers improved hardware support for optimum performance.
Camera capabilities of BlackBerry Leap are also magnificent. It offers an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and 2-megapixel front-facing camera for perfect selfies. Inbuilt storage on this device is 16GB, and can be further expanded to 128GB via microSD card.
Connectivity options on BlackBerry Leap include all standard features like LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (LE) and EDR, GPS/ A-GPS, and FM radio. The device packs a long-lasting battery of 2800mAh, also includes dual microphone for noise cancellation, accelerometer, proximity and ambient light sensors. Weight of this phone is around 170 grams.
Ron Louks commented on the efficiency of this device and said, “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 also showed its intent to fight for the market by tipping the launch of a dual-curved screen smartphone with slider a keyboard. The Canadian company teased a prototype of this device at MWC and on Twitter! The name of this device hasn’t been revealed yet, but the company describes it as a “dual-curved, all-touch display with a keyboard,” Apart from this, no other information was highlighted about this device.