BlackBerry Evolve and Evolve X with Dual Rear Cameras, 18:9 Display Launched Starting at ₹24,990

Just after announcing the Key2, BlackBerry launches two premium smartphones namely BlackBerry Evolve and BalckBerry Evolve X in India. Both devices are equipped with 18:9 display, Dual cameras, and also a fingerprint scanner on the rear side. Both devices equipped with a Hybrid SIM tray and boot on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with a suit of BlackBerry apps. Furthermore, these devices come loaded with BlackBerry Hub, a unified messaging inbox which combines emails, texts, and messages from social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp etc.

BlackBerry Evolve

BlackBerry Evolve is a mid-range smartphone comes with a 5.99-inch display and powered by the Snapdragon 450 Octa-core CPU and fast charge supported 4,000mAh battery. It has 4GB RAM and 64GB storage which can be expanded up to 2TB using a MicroSD card. The rear camera has dual 13MP sensors with Dual-tone LED flash and the front camera has a 16MP sensor with selfie flash.

BlackBerry Evolve Full Specifications
  • 5.99-inch IPS LCD Display, 2160×1080 Pixels
  • 18:9 Aspect Ratio, 2.4D Curved Glass
  • Fingerprint Scanner, Gorilla Glass 5, Face Unlock
  • 1.8GHz Snapdragon 450 Processor, Octa Core, 14nm
  • 4GB LPDDR4X RAM, Adreno 506 GPU
  • 64GB Storage, MicroSD up to 128TB
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Dual Rear Cameras, (13MP f/2.2+13MP f/2.0), Dual-tone LED Flash, PDAF
  • 16MP Front Camera, f/2.2, Selfie Flash, 76.4° Wide-angle Lens
  • Video Recording – 1080p, 720p @ 30fps
  • 4,000mAh Battery, Quick Charge 3.0
  • Hybrid Dual SIM, Nano+Nano/MicroSD
  • 2G/3G/4G, VoLTE
  • Bluetooth 4.2 HID, WiFi b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz)
  • GPS, GLONASS, FM Radio, USB OTG
  • USB Type-C Port, 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Sensors – Accelerometer, E-Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Light, Gyro, IR
  • Dimensions – 158.9 x 76.1 x 8.4mm
  • Weight – 174g
  • In the Box – Handset, USB Cable, Adapter, SIM Ejector, Manual

The BlackBerry Evolve X is a high-end smartphone but comes with the same 5.99-inch 18:9 display which is present on the Evolve. Under the hood is Snapdragon 660 mated with 6GB RAM and a Quick Charge 3.0 supported 4,000mAh battery. The rear camera has a primary 12MP and a secondary 13MP sensor with LED flash. For selfies and video calls, it has the same 16MP sensor with Selfie flash but supports live bokeh effect.

BlackBerry Evolve X

BlackBerry Evolve X Full Specifications
  • 5.99-inch IPS LCD Display, 2160×1080 Pixels
  • 18:9 Aspect Ratio, 2.4D Curved Glass
  • Fingerprint Scanner, Gorilla Glass 5, Face Unlock
  • 2.2GHz Snapdragon 660 Processor, Octa Core
  • 6GB LPDDR4X RAM, Adreno 512 GPU
  • 64GB eMMC 5.1 Storage, MicroSD up to 128TB
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Dual Rear Cameras, (12MP f/1.8+13MP f/2.6), Dual-tone LED Flash, PDAF
  • 16MP Front Camera, f/2.0, Selfie flash
  • Video Recording – 1080p, 720p @ 30fps
  • 4,000mAh Li0-ion Battery, Quick Charge 3.0, Wireless Charging
  • Hybrid Dual SIM, Nano+Nano/MicroSD
  • 2G/3G/4G, VoLTE, Dolby Armos
  • Bluetooth 4.2 HID, WiFi b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz)
  • GPS, GLONASS, FM Radio, USB OTG
  • USB Type-C Port, 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Sensors – Accelerometer, E-Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Light, Gyro, IR
  • Dimensions – 159.3 x 76.8 x 8.8mm
  • Weight – 182g
  • In the Box – Handset, USB Cable, Adapter, SIM Ejector, Manual

BlackBerry Evolve and Evolve X are offered only in Black color and priced at ₹24,990 and ₹34,990 respectively. The Evolve X will go on sale from the end of August wherein the Evolve will be available to purchase starting September 2018. ICICI bank credit card holders can avail up to 5% instant cash back on EMI transactions along with additional launch benefits. Both devices are Amazon.in exclusive.

Update 3rd October 2018 – BlackBerry Evolve be available exclusively on Amazon.in from 10th October.

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