BlackBerry Leap launches in India at Rs 21,490

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BlackBerry has unveiled its Leap smartphone in India at Rs 21,490. The mid-range smartphone, which was unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year, will be available starting May 12 at all BlackBerry Exclusive Stores.

BlackBerry Leap sports a 5-inch HD (720x1280p, 294 PPI) touch display. Powered by a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, the phone has 2GB RAM and 16GB flash storage in addition to a microSD card slot that supports card up to 128GB.

Leap runs BlackBerry 10 OS 10.3 and supports BlackBerry Blend desktop software. It supports Android apps and comes with both Amazon Appstore and BlackBerry World.

The phone sports an 8MP rear camera with auto-focus and flash and support for 1080p video capture, and a 2MP fixed-focus front-facing camera that supports 720p video capture.

BlackBerry Leap comes with a 2800mAh battery with a claimed backup time of 25 hours with heavy use. In terms of connectivity, the phone supports 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy and EDR, GPS, FM radio and 4G (FD-LTE 1800MHz only).

“The BlackBerry Leap was designed specifically for the young power professionals who see their smartphone device as a powerful and durable productivity tool that also safeguards sensitive communications, while on-the-go” said Sunil Lalvani, managing director, BlackBerry India.

“With BlackBerry Leap complementing the latest BlackBerry portfolio, including BlackBerry Passport and BlackBerry Classic, we continue to provide products and services that meet the needs of our consumer and enterprise customers,”

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