After showcasing full-touchscreen Leap smartphone at the shelves of MWC 2015 event, BlackBerry has finally brought it to Indian marketplace. Incorporating mid-level internal hardware, this creation of Canadian smartphone maker carries a price tag of Rs. 21,490 for domestic space. During the launch, Managing Director of BlackBerry India: Sunil Lalvani stated that device has been designed to meet the needs of tech-savvy consumers and it is a good proposition for young power professionals who see their smartphone device as a powerful and durable productivity tool.
This BlackBerry 10 OS based mobile phone features a 5-inch diagonal LCD display that offers a pixel resolution of 1280 x 720p and pixel density of 294ppi. On connectivity front, it bestows Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro USB 2.0, GPS options and supports 4G FD-LTE networks. Memory-wise, handheld is armed with 2GB RAM along with 16GB ROM, where its internal memory can be extended upto 128GB via a microSD card.
In terms of camera, gadget is fitted with an 8-megapixel auto-focus main shooter with LED Flash and houses a 2-megapixel fixed-focus selfie snapper. Fueled by a 2800mAH non-removable Lithium Ion battery, mobile has been quoted to deliver 25 hours of mixed usage. The handset is powered by a Dual Core Qualcomm MSM 8960 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz. In addition, smartphone comprises some advanced sensors such as accelerometer, proximity and ambient light.
Moreover, multiple reports are suggesting that BlackBerry Leap will be available to purchase from May 12 via all BlackBerry Exclusive Stores. Well, tech giant has made a good attempt to capture more shares in native marketplace, but India has already received a bevy of phones in this price category, where OnePlus One, Asus Zenfone 2, Huawei Honor 6 Plus and HTC Desire 826 are the biggest rivals of Leap.