BlackBerry Leap Launch
BlackBerry is set to launch its new Smartphone The BlackBerry Leap in India the next week. If you have been waiting to find the price of the newly launching BlackBerry Leap, well, your wait is over. Beetel Bite has learnt from its sources inside RIM that the BlackBerry will be priced Rs. 21,490.
BlackBerry Leap sports a 5 inch 720p display with Gorilla Glass 3 for protection, BlackBerry has ditched the keyboard for this one. It is powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz processor by Qualcomm known as the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 and it will also come with Adreno 225 GPU for best Graphic Performance and 2GB of RAM, which these days is standard. BlackBerry Leap has 16GB of internal storage that is expandable via a MicroSD Card upto 128GB.
The BlackBerry Leap comes with the BlackBerry’s latest Operating System the BlackBerry OS 10.3.1. It also sports an 8MP rear camera(Primary) and a 2MP front camera(Secondary). BlackBerry Leap comes with a 2800mAh battery, which, the company claims to offer up to 25 hours of ‘mixed usage’ i.e. Daily Usage of an average person. The BlackBerry Leap does not support TDD-LTE Band 40 that’s used by current 4G network providers in India, but it is compatible with the FDD-LTE Band 3 that is likely to be used by most of the operators in india in the near future.
BlackBerry Leap was unveiled this year at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The company said at that time that it plans to roll out two more new BlackBerry smartphones over the course of the next few months, both with a physical keyboard, which have yet to be seen.
While the BlackBerry Leap is a good mid-range smartphone by RIM, one of the smartphones coming later this year by BlackBerry is speculated to be a high-end smartphone which will be featuring a dual curve screen which will be fully touch with a slide down keyboard behind the screen. We did not get a code name for it from BlackBerry or our sources so we are going to call it The BB Slide, BlackBerry Chief Executive Officer John Chen told the media while MWC in Barcelona. “It will come some time this year” he added without giving a specific date but also saying soon.