BlackBerry Leap is the latest mid-range smartphone from Canadian manufacturer BlackBerry featuring the next generation BlackBerry 10.3.1 OS. It is mainly aimed at young professionals who value security and privacy in a modern smartphone. The BlackBerry Leap features a 5-inch HD display with resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It is powered by Dual core processor and 2GB RAM. For multimedia, the BlackBerry Leap packs an 8 Mega Pixel rear camera and 2 Mega Pixel front facing camera for video calls and Selfie pictures. For connectivity, it supports Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/GPS-A and LTE mobile connections.
The BlackBerry Leap comes pre-installed with the latest BlackBerry 10.3.1 OS. BlackBerry Blend and Amazon App store are also pre-loaded on this device. For storage, it comes with a 16GB built-in memory and micro-SD card slot. In addition to that it comes with a powerful 2800mAh battery that is expected to last over 25 hours on a heavy usage.
“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,” said Ron Louks, President, Devices and Emerging Solutions. “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 Leap will go on sale in selected markets starting April 2015 for $275 (SIM-free). Stay tuned for more updates.