After so many rumours and speculations, Blackberry has finally launched the new Android poweredBlackberry Evolve and Evolve X smartphones for the Indian market today. Both smartphones come with a dual rear camera and have bigger 5.99-inch displays. The Evolve and Evolve X smartphones are priced at Rs. 24990 and Rs. 34990, respectively in India and will be available for sale exclusively via Amazon India.
The Evolve X will be available from the end of August while the BlackBerry Evolve will be available from mid-September 2018 in the country. Both smartphones come bundled with Reliance Jio cashback offers of Rs. 3,950 and 5% instant cashback on ICICI bank credit cards on EMI transactions.
The Blackberry Evolve and Evolve X feature a 5.99-inch Full HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and 2160×1080 pixels resolution. The Evolve is powered by a 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 450 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 506 GPU while the Evolve X is powered by a much better Octa-Core Snapdragon 660 14nm Mobile Platform (Quad 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) with Adreno 512 GPU.
The Blackberry Evolve comes with 4GB of RAM while the Evolve X comes with 6GB of RAM. Both come with only a 64GB internal storage option and support expandable storage of up to 2TB with a microSD card slot.
Both the devices run on the Android 8.1 (Oreo) OS out of the box and come with hybrid Dual SIM support. The Blackberry Evolve features a dual rear camera with 13-megapixel + 13-megapixel cameras with dual-tone LED flash and a Samsung S5K3L8 sensor. The Evolve X, on the other hand, features a dual rear camera with a 12-megapixel camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, Samsung S5K2L8 sensor along with a 13-megapixel secondary camera with Samsung S5K3M3 sensor and f/2.6 aperture.
A 16-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture is available with both the phones. Both come with a 4000mAh battery with fast charging, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 while the Evolve X also supports wireless charging. Both supports connectivity options such as 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS + GLONASS, USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG, 3.5mm audio jack and additional features like FM Radio and Dolby Atmos. A fingerprint sensor is available on the rear side of both phones.