BlackBerry Evolve and BlackBerry Evolve X Launched
BlackBerry Evolve X
2nd August 2018
Evolve: Rs. 24,990
Evolve X: Rs. 34,990
5.99-inch, IPS, LCD
2160 x 1080 px, 18:9 Aspect Ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Evolve: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
Evolve X: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
Evolve X: Octa-core,
4 x 2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4 x 1.8 GHz Kryo 260
Evolve: Adreno 506
Evolve X: Adreno 512
Evolve X: 6GB
microSD Up To 256GB
Evolve: Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Evolve X: Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Dual 13 MP + 13 MP
PDAF, HDR, Panorama
16 MP, f/2.0
Front LED Flash
Evolve X: Wireless Charging
It was in the year 1999 that the first BlackBerry device launched, the BlackBerry 850 was a two-way pager. The company got its name because of the resemblance between its QWERTY keyboard and the BlackBerry fruit. At an event held in New Delhi, India, the company launched two new smartphones today, the BlackBerry Evolve and Blackberry Evolve X. The company is marketing these smartphones as the “Most Secure Android Smartphones”. Both the smartphones will be available exclusively on Amazon with the Evolve going on sale from the end of August. It is not the first time that BlackBerry has launched a full-touch type display on a smartphone, prior to this the company also launched the BlackBerry Z3.
Both BlackBerry Evolve and the BlackBerry Evolve X share the same 5.99-inch IPS LCD panel. Protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5, both the smartphones have a 2160 x1080 px resolution display and 18:9 aspect ratio. It is worth noting that while the Evolve has rounded edges, the Evolve X sports a rather sharper design.
Powering the BlackBerry Evolve is a Snapdragon 450 with Adreno 506 GPU for graphics performance. While the BlackBerry Evolve X runs on a more powerful Snapdragon 660 with Adreno 512 GPU. The Evolve is available with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage and the Evolve X has 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. Surprisingly, BlackBerry did not announce any other storage variants for these smartphones. Each of the smartphones sports a massive 4,000 mAh display, which, considering the chipset and display resolution should be more than enough for them to last a day even with heavy usage. The smartphones will use a USB Type-C port for charging and data-syncing purposes.
There is a triple camera setup on both the BlackBerry Evolve and the BlackBerry Evolve X. While the rear-camera on the Evolve has two 13 MP sensors, the Evolve X has a 12 MP and a 13 MP sensor. Both the smartphones sport a 16 MP front-facing sensor with an LED flash. The company has put these secondary camera sensors to use by implementing 2D face-unlock in both the smartphones. In terms of other special feature, both the smartphones also support fast charging with the Evolve X being Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 certified.
Price and Availability
BlackBerry Evolve X will be exclusively available on Amazon the from end of August 2018 for Rs. 34,990. While the BlackBerry Evolve will be available from mid of September 2018 for Rs. 24,990.