BlackBerry Evolve with 5.99-inch FHD+ display, dual rear cameras, EvolveX with Snapdragon 660 launched in India for Rs. 24990 and Rs. 34990

Optiemus just launched the BlackBerry Evolve and EvolveX smartphones in India, as expected. Both the phones have a 5.99-inch Full HD+ 18:9 aspect ratio display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, run Android 8.1 (Oreo) with secured DTEK app and feature a 16-megapixel front camera. The Evolve is powered by Snapdragon 450 with 4GB of RAM and dual 13-megapixel rear cameras, while the EvolveX is powered by Snapdragon 660 with 6GB of RAM, and has a 12-megapixel rear camera along with a secondary 13-megapixel camera with real-time  depth of field effect for portrait shots.

These pack a 4000mAh battery and the Blackberry EvolveX also comes with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support and wireless charging. These come with soft touch back panel and grade 7 aluminium frame, and have a fingerprint sensor on the back.

BlackBerry Evolve and EvolveX specifications

  • 5.99-inch (2160×1080 pixels) Full HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with  Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Evolve – 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 450 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 506 GPU
  • EvolveX – Octa Core Snapdragon 660 14nm Mobile Platform (Quad 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) with Adreno 512 GPU
  • 4GB (Evolve) / 6GB (EvolveX) RAM, 64GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD
  • Android 8.1 (Oreo)
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
  • Evolve – 13MP + 13MP dual rear cameras with dual-tone LED flash, Samsung S5K3L8 sensor
  • EvolveX – 12MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, Samsung S5K2L8 sensor, 13MP secondary camera with Samsung S5K3M3 sensor, f/2.6 aperture
  • 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, Dolby Atmos (EvolveX)
  • 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS + GLONASS, USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG
  • 4000mAh battery with fast charging, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and Wireless charging (Only on EvolveX)

The BlackBerry Evolve and EvolveX are priced at Rs. 24990 and Rs. 34990, respectively and will go on sale exclusively on with EvolveX available from end of August and BlackBerry Evolve available from mid-September 2018. It comes bundled with Reliance Jio cashback offer of Rs. 3,950 and 5% instant cash back on ICICI bank credit cards on  EMI transactions.

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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