After launching the Key2 Smartphone in India last week, BlackBerry’s Indian licensee Optiemus Infracom, on today has launched the two new Android Smartphones; BlackBerry Evolve and Evolve X, in India. Unlike the Key 2, these come with full-touch displays, without BlackBerry’s signature QWERTY Keyboard.

Also Read: BlackBerry KEY2 with 4.5-inch Display, QWERTY keyboard and Dual Cameras Launched in the US

Both the phones feature the same design and sharing almost the same specifications include Dual rear cameras and a BlackBerry’s DTEK security app (—let users can configure their security fingerprint and facial recognition options for unlocking their smartphone) but they only differ in terms of hardware options. So here’s everything you need to know about the Evolve and Evolve X.

Blackberry Evolve X: A Premium Flagship Offering!

The Evolve X features a 5.99-inch IPS LCD display with a Full-HD (2160×1080 pixels) resolution and an aspect ratio of 18:9. A 2.5D curved glass covers the display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Under the hood, it is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC coupled with Adreno 512 GPU along with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of Internal Storage, which can be further expandable storage up to 2TB via dedicated microSD slot. The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo. Coming to the camera department, it sports a vertical dual rear camera setup consisting of 12-megapixel primary Samsung S5K2L8 sensor with a f/1.8 aperture and dual-tone LED Flash along with a 13-megapixel secondary Samsung S5K3M3 sensor with a f/2.6 aperture to capture depth information on portrait shots (Bokeh effect). On the front, there is a 13-megapixel front-facing camera with Fixed Focus, soft LED Flash and a f/2.0 aperture. It packs a massive 4,000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and wireless charging as well.

Also Read: Samsung Galaxy On8 (2018) with 6-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display, and Dual Rear Cameras Launched in India at Rs. 16990

Blackberry Evolve: A Mid-range Offering!

The Evolve features a 5.99-inch IPS LCD display with a Full-HD (2160×1080 pixels) of resolution and an aspect ratio of 18:9. A 2.5D curved glass covers the display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Under the hood, it is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 450 SoC coupled with Adreno 506 GPU along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of Internal Storage, which can be further expandable storage up to 2TB via dedicated microSD slot. The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo. Coming to the camera department, it sports a vertical dual rear camera setup consisting of 13-megapixel of both on primary sensor and secondary sensor as well. On the front, there is a 13-megapixel front-facing camera with Fixed Focus, soft LED Flash and f/2.0 aperture as same as Evolve X. It packs a same 4,000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and doesn’t support wireless charging as the Evolve X.

Also Read: Honor Note 10 Launched in China; Everything You Need To Know!

Blackberry Evolve X & Evolve: Specifications

 Specifications BlackBerry Evolve X BlackBerry Evolve 
Display
Size 5.99-inch
Type IPS LCD Capacitive Multi-Touch
Resolution FHD+ (2160×1080 pixels)
Feature
  • 18:9 Aspect Ratio
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
Processor 
CPU (Quad 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs)
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
GPU Adreno 506 Adreno 506
Operating Systems Android 8.1 Oreo with pre-loaded BlackBerry apps like BlackBerry Hub and social media accounts Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp etc.
Memory
RAM 6GB
Internal 64GB
External Yes, up to 2TB via microSD
 4GB
 64GB
Yes, up to 2TB via dedicated microSD
Rear Camera
Primary 12MP RGB (—Samsung S5K2L8 Sensor), f/1.8 aperture, Dual-tone LED Flash 13MP RGB (—Samsung S5K2L8 Sensor), f/1.8 aperture, Dual-tone LED Flash
Secondary 13MP Monochrome (—Samsung S5K2L8 Sensor), f/2.6 aperture
Front Camera 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
Network Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD) 
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS + GLONASS, USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG
Battery 400mAh (non-removable) with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 4000mAh (non-removable) Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and Wireless Charging as well
Fingerprint Yes, Rear-mounted Square shape Yes, Rear-mounted Circular
Face Unlock Yes, BlackBerry’s DTEK security app — Front camera support for Face Unlocking

Pricing and Availability:

BlackBerry Evolve X BlackBerry Evolve 
Price Rs. 24990 Rs. 24990
Colors Only Black
Availability Amazon.in Exclusive and pre-order from an end of August and sale begins starting from September.

     Launch              Offer

  • Reliance Jio cashback offer of Rs. 3,950
  • 5% instant cashback on ICICI bank credit cards on EMI transactions.

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