The struggling Canadian smartphone BlackBerry today announced that their latest entry-level BlackBerry Leap smartphone will be made available in India from early next week. So far, the company has not revealed the pricing of the handset, but expect the device to cost less than Rs. 18,000.
Hardware-wise, the BlackBerry Leap is stuffed with BlackBerry 10 OS in the form of version 10.3.1 and the mid-end beast features a 5 -inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.
Furthermore, the BlackBerry Leap will come with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of built in storage. There is also a microSD cars slot which can take up to 128GB cards.
Other specifications in the new BlackBerry Leap include a 2 megapixel front facing camera with 3x digital zoom, the rear camera is an 8 megapixel version with 5x digital zoom and the ability to record Full HD video in 1080p at 30 frames per second (fps).
Connectivity on the BlackBerry Leap comes in the form of 3G, 4G, WiFi, Bluetooth, among others. The handsets measures 144mm by 72.8mm by 9.5mm thick and it weighs in at 170g.
BlackBerry originally launched its Leap handset at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain. The Leap phone will replace the company's BlackBerry Z3 smartphone, which can now be purchased for less than Rs. 13,000 in India.