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BlackBerry launches Leap smartphone in India

Canadian handset maker BlackBerry has launched its latest smartphone in India, the Leap, in India. The phone was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year.The company has not revealed the price
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India TV News Desk May 08, 2015 14:31 IST

Canadian handset maker BlackBerry has launched its latest smartphone in India, the Leap, in India. The phone was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year.

The company has not revealed the price of its new 4G-enabled handset yet, however in overseas markets it is available at $275 (approximately Rs 17,000). The handset will be available in the market next week.

BlackBerry Leap comes with a 5-inch HD (720x1280p, 294 PPI) display and is powered by a relatively older 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor.

The device comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB flash storage in addition to a microSD card slot that supports card up to 128GB.

It runs BlackBerry 10 OS (version 10.3) and supports BlackBerry Blend desktop software. The handset supports Android apps and comes with both Amazon Appstore and BlackBerry World.

On the camera front, the Leap offers a 8MP rear camera with auto-focus and flash and support for 1080p video capture, and a 2MP fixed-focus front-facing camera that supports 720p video capture.

The device is fueled by a 2800mAh battery with a claimed backup time of 25 hours with heavy use. 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).

At this price, Blackberry Leap will compete with the ASUS Zenfone 2, OnePlus One, Xiaomi Mi 4 and Huawei Honor 6 smartphones.

 

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