From the house of the blackberry, user’s expectations are being fulfilled from the launch of The Blackberry Evolve X and Evolve on Thursday.
The company announced that the two handsets have been conceptualized, designed, and manufactured in India. Both smartphones will be sold in the country by licensee brand Optimums Infracom.
BlackBerry Evolve X, Evolve specifications
The BlackBerry Evolve X and Evolve both run Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box, and sport a 5.99-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) Full View LTPS IPS LCD display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, a max brightness of 500 nits, and oleophobic coating.
The phone is being powered by the 64-bit Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, coupled with an Adreno 512 GPU and 6GB of RAM. Onboard storage is capped at 64GB, expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB). The BlackBerry Evolve is also powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, paired with an Adreno 506 GPU and 4GB of RAM. Internal storage on the Evolve is capped at 64GB, with expandable support via microSD card. As announced earlier also, Evolve X sports a dual rear camera setup with a 12-megapixel primary sensor (f/1.8 aperture, 1.4-micron pixels) and a 13-megapixel secondary sensor (f/2.6 aperture, 1.0-micron pixels) with a 6P lens and dual tone LED flash. The BlackBerry Evolve has a dual rear camera setup with two 13-megapixel sensors that come with f/2.0 aperture, RGB+Mono mode, and dual tone LED flash. Both phones share camera features including refocusing mode, 4X autofocus, and slow motion video. Security features include the BlackBerry Password Keeper app that helps secure your passwords in a vault and also helps in creating new secure passwords. The BlackBerry Privacy Shade feature helps reduce visible screen size to the area which you are accessing. Root protection is also available with OS hardening. On the front, both of them bear a 16-megapixel fixed focus sensor with f/2.0 aperture, 78-degree FoV, Tetra Pixel technology, real-time bokeh mode, and LED flash. There is a 4,000mAh battery under the hood, once again, for both. Both the smartphones have a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor with a claimed to unlock time of 0.3 seconds, and are also the first smartphones from the BlackBerry brand to have Face Unlock capabilities with a claimed to unlock time of 0.4 seconds. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, FM radio, USB Type-C with OTG, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
BlackBerry Evolve price in India has been set at Rs. 24,990. The BlackBerry Evolve X price in India has been set at Rs. 34,990 for the lone 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant. On the other hand, the BlackBerry Evolve has been priced at Rs. 24,990 in India. The Evolve X will go on sale starting mid-September and the Evolve by end August. Both will be made available in India initially via Amazon.in, and subsequently via offline retailers.