BlackBerry Leap: hands-on at MWC 2015 (Video)

BlackBerry just announced its latest smartphone, surprising MWC crowds with news of the five-inch BlackBerry Leap. Unlike recent keyboard-packing models like the Passport and Classic, Leap chooses instead to go the full-touch route. The company claims Leap will be an affordable device, marrying enterprise strength with a modern design. We went hands-on with the phone in Barcelona today to take a look for ourselves.

Physically, the Leap is in the same size-ballpark as the Classic, though with much sharper angles. Its camera arrangement is the same 8MP rear, 2MP front setup, and we see the same 2GB of RAM and 16GB flash storage (with microSD expansion). And once again BlackBerry’s going with an old dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus to power the phone.

What’s the build quality like? Does the Leap really represent an improvement over past full-touch BlackBerry handsets? Watch on for the rest of our impressions on this latest BlackBerry 10 model:

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