BlackBerry Evolve sets to launch in India on October 10

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BlackBerry Evolve X
BlackBerry Evolve X

Blackberry and Optiemus launched the new BlackBerry Evolve and BlackBerry Evolve X in August this year for the Indian market and were said to launch in August and mid-September. But now after some delay, the company has finally announced that the new BlackBerry Evolve will be available for sale in India from October 10th priced at INR 24,990 (around $340) via Amazon India exclusively. The BlackBerry Evolve X will also be available soon in the country. Both the smartphones come bundled with Reliance Jio cashback offer of Rs. 3,950 and 5% instant cash back on ICICI bank credit cards on EMI transactions.

BlackBerry Evolve
BlackBerry Evolve

To recall, The Blackberry Evolve and Evolve X both feature a 5.99-inch Full HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and 2160×1080 pixels resolution. The Blackberry 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 an Octa-Core Snapdragon 660 14nm Mobile Platform (Quad 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) with Adreno 512 GPU. The Evolve has 4GB of RAM while the Evolve X comes with 6GB of RAM. Both the new phones comes with 64GB internal storage option and support expandable storage up to 2TB with the microSD card slot.

BlackBerry Evolve X
BlackBerry Evolve X

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 comes 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.