BlackBerry Leap hands on


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BlackBerry announced the BlackBerry Leap smartphone yesterday at MWC 2015. It is the latest full touch smartphone from the company and we went hands on with it at the event.

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The BlackBerry Leap sports a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) 16:9 display, is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and runs on the latest BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 OS with BlackBerry Assistant feature.  It has a 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, Expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD. The phone has a 2MP Fixed-Focus front-facing camera with 720p HD video recording.

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It has three on screen touch buttons and the BlackBerry logo below the display.

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On the right side the device has two separate buttons for volume rockers and a dedicated button for voice commands at the center.

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The phone has micro SD card lot and SIM card slot under a single cover on the left side.

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On the top it has a power button, 3.5mm audio jack and microphone.

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The micro USB port is present below along with the microphone. The phone measures 144 x 72.8 x 9.5 mm and weighs 170g.

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The back has rubberized feel and tiny patterns similar to the BlackBerry Z3. The BlackBerry logo is present at the center.

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The phone sports a 8MP Auto-Focus rear camera with LED Flash, 1080p HD video recording at 30fps.

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The loudspeaker grill is present at the left corner at the back.

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It packs a 2800mAh battery that promises up to 25 hrs of battery life even with heavy use. The BlackBerry Leap comes in Grey color and is priced at $275 (Rs. 17,000 approx.). It will roll out in April starting from Europe.

Images by Sandeep

Sneha Bokil-Paranjape contributed to this post.


Author: Varun Krish

Varun Krish is a Mobile Technology Enthusiast and has been blogging about mobile phones since 2005. His current phones include the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge , Apple iPhone 6S Plus & Nexus 5X. You can follow him on Twitter @varunkrish and on Google+ You can also mail Varun Krish