New BlackBerry Leap / Rio photographed again, could be launched in April

New BlackBerry Leap / Rio photographed again, could be launched in April
It seems that BlackBerry will soon release a new mid-range smartphone called BlackBerry Leap. Previously revealed under the name of BlackBerry Rio, the Leap today appeared in a set of live photos, which pretty much confirm the fact that the handset doesn't look too different from the BlackBerry Z3 (launched last year).

However, unlike the Z3, which sports a 5-inch display with 540 x 960 pixels, the BlackBerry Leap offers a 5-inch screen with 720 x 1280 pixels. It's also got better cameras (8MP on the back, and 2 MP on the front), more RAM (2 GB), and more storage space (16 GB, expandable). Other features include LTE connectivity, a dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm processor, and a 2800 mAh battery. The new BlackBerry handset is 9.5mm-thin, and it should be available in two color versions: black and white.

It's said that BlackBerry is planning to launch the Leap / Rio in April or May, possibly for around $200 (unlocked). We don't know if we'll see the new smartphone at MWC 2015 next week, but we're certainly let you know if we do.


source: N4BB
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