Yes, BlackBerry surprised everyone with a new smartphone here at MWC 2015. It’s called the Leap, costs just $275 unsubsidized, and almost matches the Z30 in terms of specs.
This means pretty generic hardware: 5-inch 720p IPS panel, dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in storage (with microSD expansion), LTE support, 8-megapixel main shooter, 2MP selfie camera, and a 2800mAh battery. It runs BlackBerry 10, natch.
The Leap’s design is typical BlackBerry, with a rectangular body, beveled edges, and a dimpled soft-touch back. It looks generic but feels fine in hand. Then again, what else do you expect from a $275 handset?
Availability is slated for sometime in April, starting with Europe. Don’t miss our hands-on video.