BlackBerry Leap (BlackBerry Z3 successor) launched for $275
Canadian smartphone producer BlackBerry, has introduced another mid range touchscreen device to succeed last year’s BlackBerry Z3 (also known as BlackBerry Jarkata).
The new phone, dubbed the BlackBerry Leap, still maintains the 5-inch IPS display on its predecessor but comes with a deeper 720 x 1280 pixels resolution and now, there’s support for 4G LTE. The handset was priced at $275 and BlackBerry says it will be released in emerging markets very soon.
Powering the Leap is 2GB of RAM and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Plus processor with a 1.5GHz dual-core Krait CPU. The handset features an 8-megapixel main camera sensor and LED flash at the back while the front is adorned with 2-megapixel shooter. In terms of software, the device boots on BlackBerry 10.3.1 operating system which comes with BB Assistant virtual mobile secretary and support for Android apps.
The BlackBerry Leap is lit up by a 2,300mAh battery, up by 300mAh from the one on the Z3. The smartphone measures a 144 x 72.8 x 9.5 mm and tips the scale at a rather high 170 grams.