BlackBerry releases official video showing off the new BlackBerry Leap

BlackBerry releases official video showing off the new BlackBerry Leap
Earlier this month, the BlackBerry Leap was introduced. This is a handset with a 5-inch screen offering a resolution of 720 x 1280. A dated dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU is under the hood with the Adreno 225 GPU handling graphics. 2GB of RAM is inside along with 16GB of native storage. Those who need additional memory can turn to the 128GB microSD slot on board. The back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 8MP and 2MP, respectively and a 2800mAh battery keeps the lights on for up to 25 hours. BlackBerry 10.3.1 is pre-installed to keep you "secure and productive."

This is certainly not a new high-end model, and BlackBerry has produced a video showing off the features of the handset. The unit offers the latest and greatest build of BlackBerry 10. BlackBerry Assistant is included as is the BlackBerry Blend app that allows you to view the content of your phone on a PC. The BlackBerry Leap is expected to be launched as soon as next month, priced at roughly $200 unlocked.

For those waiting for BlackBerry's next flagship model, there is talk about a new device being prepped with hideable QWERTY keys. But this model could still be quite a ways down the road. If you want to see something that is official and will soon be launched, check out the BlackBerry Leap by clicking on the video below.



source: BlackBerry via Crackberry

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Leap
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh

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42 Comments

1. AtomicMe

Posts: 24; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Please stop. Give up already.

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Eww it has a dual core processor.

7. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

True but the S4 Pro is a pretty capable one, more powerful than say a quad core Snapdragon 400. Im guessing BB must have had a glut of these processors from failed phones like the Z10, since I believe that phone used the same processor.

11. g2a5b0e unregistered

The Z10 didn't use the Pro. It used the Plus, the same chip that was in the U.S. Galaxy S3 & HTC One X. The Droid DNA was one of the more notable phones that used the Pro later on that year. I can't think of any BB10 phones that have used the Pro, but you are right, it is still a very potent chip.

19. g2a5b0e unregistered

Turns out this phone is actually using the Plus, not the Pro.

8. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2122; Member since: May 29, 2014

And what's that processor on your beloved iPhone again?

15. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

You're just as bad as he is if you think that this dual-core SoC and the A8 are in the same league. The A8 is a 64-bit custom chip and the S4 Plus is a 50 cent component from 2012.

17. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2122; Member since: May 29, 2014

Its still dual core crap with 1gb of ram to boot. It can't even do true multitasking. It can't even bluetooth a file. Get outta here with your iCrap sheep

20. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Are you going for a record at being wrong? I've owned 5 BB10 devices, countless Android devices, and every iPhone since the 3G...oh, and let's not forget, WP7 and 8 devices. If you're too stupid to even know basic SoC facts, I'll allow you to slink off and wallow in your ignorance.

22. tom.howard1978

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Your a troll the. Give up I BlackBerry. They are done

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 21153; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're a troll who has already been proven wrong by BlackBerry today. Apiskula/JBishops, every couple quarters you come with a new account saying BlackBerry is done, and every quarter you get proven wrong. Aren't you tired of constantly being wrong?

12. g2a5b0e unregistered

Says the guy whose favorite OEM still uses a dual-core processor in their flagship. You are the king of sticking your foot in your mouth. If you weren't such a douche, you would admit to the fact that number of cores isn't the most important thing when it comes to a chip's CPU, but I would never expect you to do that. Carry on being a fool.

27. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

The real reason Blackberry use dual core CPU according to this article:http://seekingalpha.com/article/3033956-blackberrys-chen-guidance-increasingly-at-odds-with-reality quote: "The Leap uses a 2-year old Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) Snapdragon S4 processor. Why use a processor that's obsolete? Because it minimizes the design changes that have to be made for the new phone. In effect, BlackBerry is not investing anything in hardware, except for the bare minimum needed to keep introducing "new" but instantly outdated products. The Leap says that Chen has already thrown in the towel on Hardware and is unwilling to invest any significant resources. In my previous article, I said that Chen would have to make a decision about pulling out of Hardware. I now believe that the decision has already been made. BlackBerry as a hardware company has become little better than a comforting fiction for technically naïve investors."

33. meanestgenius

Posts: 21153; Member since: May 28, 2014

By you're logic, the Apple is doing the same thing with the iPhone. But when you check performance levels on these "outdated" BlackBerry devices, you see they perform just as well or even better than their counterparts. Props to Dr. Phil for calling you out on your BS.

31. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2225; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I have some videos for you to check out of BB10 running on old dual core processors and how well it handles multitasking and just the speediness of the UI: http://youtu.be/Hk_IyXTDLxQhttp://youtu.be/ZGVi60jqKVE I think those two alone go to show the powerfulness of hardware that is optimized for the OS and the work it was meant to do. There's more if you do a simple search.

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

*grabs popcorn *

9. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2122; Member since: May 29, 2014

You first.

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The BlackBerry Leap?

4. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 370; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

Had never heard of this thing until I clicked the headline. Blackberry used to be so powerful, it's a crying shame. Lot of bad business deals coupled with the ever-changing mobile industry led to the demise of this company. They should have sold it for parts years ago.

10. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2122; Member since: May 29, 2014

Nothing better to do but troll huh?

23. tom.howard1978

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Nobody wants the parts. Just look at sales it's pathetic

25. meanestgenius

Posts: 21153; Member since: May 28, 2014

You've clearly been proven wrong today. Just like every other time.

34. tom.howard1978

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Yeah stores cannot keep BlackBerry in Stock. Co. Pay is pathetic

36. meanestgenius

Posts: 21153; Member since: May 28, 2014

And yet, BlackBerry STILL made a profit the last two quarters in a row, and will continue to do so. What's REALLY pathetic: selling lots of handsets and still posting a loss on said handsets (HTC, Sony), or selling 1.6 handsets to end users and making a profit off of them (BlackBerry)? Food for thought...

6. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

Do any of you trolls have a life?

13. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

It's the Snapdragon S4 Plus, not the Pro. It's the same chip the Z10 used (MSM8960) and the chip debuted in 2012. The Pro series had Adreno 3-series GPUs.

14. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

18. g2a5b0e unregistered

Good call. Makes more sense that they would use the Plus considering it was used in the Z10, Q10, & Classic.

29. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

The S4 series, the Plus, the Pro, and the other one IS 100% PIN COMPATIBLE, and 99.9% 'driver' compatible.

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