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BlackBerry Evolve and BlackBerry Evolve X Launched

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BlackBerry Evolve and BlackBerry Evolve X Launched

Full-Touch And No-Notch Displays On Both The Smartphones
Specifications
Status

Launched

Manufacturer

BlackBerry

Model / Variant

BlackBerry Evolve
BlackBerry Evolve X

Launch Date

2nd August 2018

Price

Evolve: Rs. 24,990
Evolve X: Rs. 34,990

Colors

Black

Display Size and Type

5.99-inch, IPS, LCD

Display Resolution

2160 x 1080 px, 18:9 Aspect Ratio

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Chipset

Evolve: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
Evolve X: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660

CPU

Evolve: Octa-core
1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
Evolve X: Octa-core,
4 x 2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4 x 1.8 GHz Kryo 260

GPU

Evolve: Adreno 506
Evolve X: Adreno 512

Memory Storage

64GB

RAM

Evolve: 4GB
Evolve X: 6GB

Memory Expandability

microSD Up To 256GB

Operating System

Evolve: Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Evolve X: Android 8.1 (Oreo)

Primary Camera

Dual 13 MP + 13 MP

Camera Features

PDAF, HDR, Panorama

Primary Video

1080p@30fps

Secondary Camera

16 MP, f/2.0

Secondary Camera Video

1080p@30fps

Battery

4,000 mAh

Other Features

Front LED Flash
USB Type-C
Fast Charging
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.

Also Read: These Are The Three Variants of the New 2018 Apple iPhone

Specifications

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.

BlackBerry Evolve X BlackBerry Evolve

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.

BlackBerry Evolve BlackBerry Evolve X

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.

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Abhinav Pathak
Abhinav Pathak
Newbie at iGyaan. When he is not writing articles or is dumbstruck with the latest innovations in the tech industry, Abhinav is either referencing himself in third-person or dealing with an existential crisis caused by the ever-expanding universe and how irrelevant anything else is from that perspective.