BlackBerry Leap coming to India next week; To be priced under Rs 20,000

The phone has an international price of $275 and should be available in India for under Rs 20,000.

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 4, 2015 3:44 pm
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BlackBerry is all set to launch its new smartphone, the Leap, in India next week.

Announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this March, the phone will replace the BlackBerry Z3 and will be priced in the mid-segment. The phone has an international price of $275 and should be available in India for under Rs 20,000.

The phone features a 5-inch HD screen powered by a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM 8960 processor with 2GB RAM. The phone will have 16GB storage with micro-SD support for up to 128GB. It will have a 8MP rear cameras and a 2800 mAH non-removable Lithium Ion battery that could last well over a day.

However, the challenge for BlackBerry will be to woo new users in the mid-range where the new Chinese entrants now have a strong foothold. For now it seems the daylong battery life could be a big pull for business users to consider this phone, given that most of them are struggling with the same.