Background and Identification
The BlackBerry Leap is a smartphone manufactured and sold by BlackBerry Limited and released in April 2015. The Leap is a successor to the Z3 model with several upgraded features. Upgrades include LTE support, higher-resolution display and cameras, the BlackBerry 10 operating system, double the internal storage capacity, and higher-performance CPU and GPU.
The BlackBerry Leap has a 5.0-inch liquid-crystal display with a resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels. The phone includes 16 GB of internal storage and 2 GB of RAM with a dedicated microSDXC slot for expanding its internal storage. It features an 8-megapixel main camera and a 2-megapixel selfie camera. The Leap also includes a 2300 mAh removable battery, meaning its battery is not attached to the inside of the phone with any kind of permanent adhesive, making repair and replacement easier than for non-removable batteries.
According to a review of the BlackBerry Leap from CNET, the Amazon app store is missing many popular apps found on Google Play or Apple’s iOS app store. It does not include a physical keyboard so it looks more like a smartphone, but lacks apps and high-quality cameras.
The BlackBerry Leap includes the name “BlackBerry” at the bottom of the phone’s bottom bezel. The BlackBerry logo, which includes a series of semi-round ovals combined to look like a blackberry, is placed in the center of the phone’s backing.
Release date: April 2015
- Dimensions and Weight: 144 x 72.8 x 9.5 mm (5.67 x 2.87 x 0.37 in), 170 g (6.00 oz)
- SIM: Micro-SIM
- Type: IPS LCD
- Size: 5.0 inches, 68.9 cm2 (~65.7% screen-to-body ratio)
- Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~294 ppi density)
- OS: BlackBerry OS 10.3.1
- Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 Plus
- CPU: Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait
- GPU: Adreno 225
- Card slot: microSDXC (dedicated slot)
- Internal: 16GB 2GB RAM
- Single: 8 MP, f/2.2, 31mm (standard), AF
- Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
- Video: 1080p@30fps, 720p@60fps
- Single: 2 MP
- Video: 720p
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5 mm jack: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
- Bluetooth: 4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
- GPS: Yes, with A-GPS
- NFC: No
- Radio: FM radio
- USB: MicroUSB 2.0
- Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity
- Type: Li-Ion 2800 mAh, non-removable
- Colors: Black, White