MWC 2015: BlackBerry Leap 4G LTE, 5 inch Display Smartphone Official at MWC 2015

MWC 2015: BlackBerry Leap 4G LTE, 5 inch Display Smartphone Official at MWC 2015

BlackBerry announced a new handset dubbed as BlackBerry Leap and also revealed the price as $275. It will launch in US in April and there is no information on global launch.

Barcelona: BlackBerry Leap sports 5 inch display and the resolution is 1280 x 720 pixels. Pixel density is 294 ppi and it weighs 170 grams. The handset is powered by dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor whose clock speed is 1.5 GHz.  The processor is backed by 2 GB RAM and internal storage provided is 16 GB. Memory can be expanded up to 128 GB via micro SD. The handset features 13 megapixel front facing camera at rear and 5 megapixel camera at front.  It comes out of the box with BlackBerry 10.3.1 operating system.  Connectivity features of the handset include WiFi, GPS, 4G LTE and Bluetooth. Battery under the hood is 2800 mAh capacity battery.

Commenting on the launch, Ron Louks, President, Devices and Emerging Solutions, said “In today’s mobile world – influenced by trends like BYOD – where personal and corporate data are frequently under attack from hackers, companies and everyday consumers are finding out the hard way that mobile security is paramount. 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.”

Detailed specifications of BlackBerry Leap

  • The handset comes with 5 inch display
  • Display resolution is 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Pixel density is 294 ppi
  • Body dimensions are 144 x 72.8 x 9.5 mm
  • It weighs 170 grams
  • The handset is powered by 1.5 GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM 8960 processor
  • Adreno 225 GPU
  • It is backed by 2 GB RAM
  • Internal storage is 16 GB
  • Memory can be expanded via micro SD up to 128 GB
  • The handset features 13 megapixel camera
  • There is also 5 megapixel front facing camera
  • The device runs on BlackBerry 10.3.1 OS
  • Connectivity features of the handset are WiFi, GPS, NFC, 4G and Bluetooth
  • 3.5 mm headphones
  • FM Radio
  • Micro USB charging
  • Accelerometer, Proximity, ambient light and accelerometer
  • Battery under the hood is 2800 mAh
  • The handset is priced $275
  • It is offered in grey color