BlackBerry today launched two new smartphones- Evolve and Evolve X in India as promised. The Optiemus Infracom owned smartphone brand has put the phones to mid to premium category with a starting price of Rs. 24,990.
The new BlackBerry Evolve and Evolve X smartphones sport a fullscreen display with 18:9 aspect ratio, unlike the recently launched KEY2 that comes with a physical QWERTY keyboard. The Evolve X and Evolve differ in terms of hardware and camera.
BlackBerry Evolve X, Evolve Specifications
Both the Evolve and Evolve X sport a 5.99-inch FHD+ (1080×2160 pixels) full touchscreen displays protected with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 protection and having an aspect ratio of 18:9. Both the phones run Android 8.1 Oreo and come with security and privacy features like other BlackBerry phones. They feature BlackBerry’s DTEK security app as well.
The BlackBerry Evolve X is powered by a Snapdragon 660 processor with 6GB of RAM, while Evolve has Snapdragon 450 with 4GB RAM. Both the phones pack 64GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card.
In the camera department, Evolve X sports a dual rear camera with 12MP+13MP sensors. While Evolve has dual cameras too with two 13MP sensors. Both the phones sport a 16MP front camera with fixed focus and selfie flash. The phones also support facial recognition feature which is encrypted.
Both the two phones have the back mounted fingerprint sensor, and Evolve X has a circular fingerprint sensor while Evolve has a square one. The smartphones pack a 4,000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support.
Price, Launch Offers, and Availability
BlackBerry Evolve X price in India is set at Rs 34,990, while Evolve will cost Rs 24,990. The Evolve X will be available exclusively via Amazon India in August end, while Evolve will go on sale around mid-September. There are launch offers along with the phones like Reliance Jio is offering Rs 3,950 cashback and ICICI Bank customers will get 5% cashback on EMI.