BlackBerry Leap features a 5-inch HD display and is powered by a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, coupled with 2GB RAM.

Leap runs BlackBerry 10 OS (version 10.3) and features 16GB storage which can be expanded upto 128GB.

The smartphone sports an 8MP rear camera with auto-focus and flash and a 2MP fixed-focus front-facing shooter.

Backed by a 2800mAh battery, Leap supports 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, FM radio and 4G.

BlackBerry, once a must-have device for business executives and government officials because of its pioneering secure email service, has haemorrhaged market share to Apple's  iPhone and rivals running on Google's Android software.

In a bid to remain relevant, the company has pivoted in the last year to focus much more on its software business and core strengths such as data security. However, the company has stressed it remains committed to its devices business.
With the new devices, BlackBerry hopes to fight its way back in the smartphone segment. .