The fact that BlackBerry is set to launch the Leap in India next week is widely known. If you've been waiting to find the launch price, well, your wait is over. NDTV Gadgets has learnt from its sources that the smartphone will be priced at Rs. 21,490.
BlackBerry Leap comes with a 5.0-inch 720p full-touch display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 chipset with Adreno 225 GPU and 2GB of RAM. BlackBerry Leap packs 16GB of internal storage that is expandable by up to 128GB via a microSD card.
The BlackBerry OS 10.3.1-running smartphone comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front camera. BlackBerry Leap is powered by a 2800mAh battery, which, the company claims, can offer up to 25 hours of 'mixed usage'. The smartphone does not support TDD-LTE Band 40 that's used by current 4G networks in India, but is compatible with FDD-LTE Band 3 that is likely to be used by some operators in the future.
BlackBerry Leap was unveiled at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona earlier this year. The company said at the time it plans to roll out two more smartphones over the course of the next months, both with a physical keyboard.
While the BlackBerry Leap is a mid-range smartphone, one of the smartphones coming later this year is high-end smartphone featuring "a dual curve all touch display" with a keyboard behind a slide. "We don't have a code name for it but I call it The Slide," BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen told media in Barcelona. "It will come some time this year," he added without giving a specific date.
Written with agency inputs