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The BlackBerry Leap is a Smartphone developed by BlackBerry Limited. Announced on March 3, 2015 at the Mobile World Congress[2] with initial availability in April 2015, the Leap is a follow-on to the affordable Z3 model with a number of upgraded features. Upgrades include LTE support, higher-resolution display and cameras, higher-performance CPU and GPU, double the internal storage capacity, and ships with the latest version of the BlackBerry 10 operating system. Size and weight increased very slightly from the Z3 model.[3]

BlackBerry Leap
Manufacturer BlackBerry Limited
Slogan "Power to Succeed"
Compatible networks

LTE
PCS
HSPA+
EDGE

GSM
Related BlackBerry Z3 BlackBerry Z10 BlackBerry Z30
Type Smartphone
Form factor Slate
Dimensions 144 mm (5.7 in) H
72.8 mm (2.87 in) W
9.5 mm (0.37 in) D
Weight 170 g (6.00 oz)
Operating system BlackBerry 10.3.1
System on chip Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus
CPU Krait, 1.5 GHz dual-core
GPU Adreno 225
Memory 2 GB RAM
Storage 16 GB internal storage
Removable storage Up to the exFAT file system limit[1]
Battery 2800 mAH non removable battery
Data inputs Multi-touch touchscreen
Display
Rear camera 8 megapixels, 1080p video capture, autofocus, Digital Image Stabilization
Front camera 2 megapixels, 720p video capture
Connectivity
Other Accelerometer,
Proximity sensor,
Ambient light sensor
Website Official website

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SpecificationsEdit

HardwareEdit

The BlackBerry Leap has a 5.0-inch IPS LCD display, Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus processor, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage that can be expanded using microSD cards up to 256 GB. The phone has a 2800 mAh Li-Ion battery, 8 MP rear camera with LED flash and 2 MP front-facing camera with auto-focus. It is available in Black, White colors.[4]

SoftwareEdit

BlackBerry Leap ships with BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.

DesignEdit

According to BlackBerry product designers, key design criteria for the Leap include solid single-body construction, edge-to-edge glass, straightforward SIM/SD card exchange and ease of repairability. Special attention is paid to aesthetic details such as the texture and grip of the covering, laser-cut speaker ports, and the overall look of the white-colored model.[5]

SalesEdit

BlackBerry announced[6] the global rollout of the Leap on April 15 2015, with immediate availability via various resellers in the UK market. By April 22 2015, customers in the French, German and US markets were able to order the Leap via either Amazon.com, BlackBerry Ltd's "Shop BlackBerry" website, or certain local resellers. Releases for other markets including Canada, India, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia have since been made as well.

ReceptionEdit

Various journalists and industry pundits have handled the device and given preliminary assessments at its initial showing at the 2015 Mobile World Congress.[7][8][9][10][11][12][13]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ BlackBerry 10.3.x smartphones support external storage upto exFAT file system limit
  2. ^ "BlackBerry Leap Press Release". BlackBerry Ltd. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "BlackBerry Leap specifications". BlackBerry Ltd. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "BlackBerry Leap Specifications". GSMArena. Retrieved August 14, 2018. 
  5. ^ "BlackBerry Leap Behind-the-Scenes Design Story". N4BB. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "BlackBerry Announces Global Rollout of BlackBerry Leap". Blackberry.com. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "BlackBerry Leap Preview". Cnet. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "BlackBerry Leap hands on". fonearena. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "BlackBerry Leap Hands-on". Mobile Syrup. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  10. ^ "BlackBerry Leap: hands-on at MWC 2015 (Video)". pocketnow. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  11. ^ "BlackBerry aims at young professionals with the low-cost Leap". engadget. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  12. ^ "BlackBerry Leap is the 5-inch HD touchscreen smartphone you didn't see coming". Pocket-lint. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  13. ^ "BlackBerry Leaps Back to Touchscreens With New Phone at Mobile World Congress". ABC News. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 

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