Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry on Tuesday (3 March) unveiled a new mid-range handset 'Leap' at the MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2015.
"In today's mobile world – influenced by trends like BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) – 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," he added.
5.0-inch BlackBerry Leap ships with the latest BB v10.3.1 OS and is powered by 1.5GHz Snapdragon MSM8960 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt memory, 2800 mAh battery.
In terms of photography, it offers 8.0-megapixel camera on the rear side and a 2.0-megapixel snapper on the front.
BlackBerry 'Leap' price and availability details:
The company has reportedly said that BlackBerry 'Leap' will cost $275 (around €246/₹17,000) and hit stores next month in select regions.
Key specifications of BlackBerry Leap:
|Display||5.0-inch HD (1920x720p) IPS ScreenPixel density: 294 ppi (pixels per inch)|
|Processor||1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 CPU|
|Storage capacity||16GB, expandable up to 128GB|
|Camera||Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with auto-focus, LED flash, 5X digital zoom, full HD video recordingFront: 2.0-megapixel camera with fixed-focus, HD video recording, 3X digital zoom|
|Battery||2800 mAh, can run the phone up to 25 hours in single charge|
Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific
|Dimensions||Bluetooth v4.0 (with LE & EDR), Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz), multi-color LED indicator|
|Weight||144.0 x 72.8 x 9.5 mm|
|Price||$275 (around €246/₹17,000)|
[Image credit: BlackBerry]