BlackBerry has launched two new smartphones in the Indian market. The new Evolve series smartphones come with 4000mAh batteries with wireless charging support. Other highlights include Android 8.1 OS and a Face Unlock feature. Read more to find about BlackBerry Evolve, Evolve X Price in India, Specifications, and Features
Price and Availability
|BlackBerry Evolve||Rs 24,990|
|BlackBerry Evolve X||Rs 34,990|
The BlackBerry Evolve is priced in India at Rs 24,990. Whereas the BlackBerry Evolve X comes at Rs 34,990. Both will be available via Amazon.in initially.
As part of launch offers, customers can get 5 percent cash back with ICICI Bank credit cards. Additionally, Jio SIM card users can avail benefits worth Rs 3,950.
|Processor||64-bit MediaTek Helio P60, octa-core|
|Internal Storage||64GB (expandable up to 256GB)|
|Display||5.99-inch, FullView LTPS IPS LCD, full-HD+ (1080 x 2160 pixels), 18:9 aspect ratio, 500 nits brightness|
|OS||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|Primary (Rear) Camera||Dual (13MP + 12MP) with flash|
|Front Camera||16MP with flash|
Both BlackBerry Evolve X and Evolve sport a 5.99-inch FullView LTPS IPS LCD display with full-HD+ (1080 x 2160 pixels) resolution, an 18:9 aspect ratio, a max brightness of 500 nits, and oleophobic coating.
The BlackBerry Evolve is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor along with an Adreno 506 GPU, 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage (expandable). On the other hand, the BlackBerry Evolve X is powered a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor along with an Adreno 512 GPU, 6GB RAM, and 64GB internal storage (expandable up to 2TB).
In terms of optics, the BlackBerry Evolve sports a dual rear camera setup with two 13-megapixel sensors (f/2.0 aperture, RGB+Mono mode). Whereas the Evolve X sports a dual rear camera setup that combines a 12-megapixel primary sensor (f/1.8 aperture, 1.4-micron pixels) and a 13-megapixel secondary sensor (f/2.6 aperture, 1.0-micron pixels) with a 6P lens. Both handsets come with refocus mode, 4X autofocus, dual-tone LED flash and slow-motion video.
On the front, both smartphones sport a 16-megapixel fixed focus camera with f/2.0 aperture, 78-degree FoV, Tetra Pixel technology, real-time bokeh mode, and LED flash. Both devices are backed by a 4,000mAh battery. However, only Evolve X comes with support for wireless charging.
- Series 7000 aluminum frame
- Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 coating
- BlackBerry textured rubberized back panel
- Fingerprint sensor
- Face Unlock
- Android 8.1 Oreo OS
- 4G VoLTE
- FM radio
- USB Type-C with OTG
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- BlackBerry Power Centre app
- BlackBerry Password Keeper app
- Built-in Dolby audio
- BlackBerry Hub
Both the Blackberry Evolve and Evolve X feature Series 7000 aluminum frame, Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 coating, and a BlackBerry textured rubberized back panel. A fingerprint sensor is placed on the back (unlock in 0.3 seconds). The new smartphones also come with Face Unlock feature.
The BlackBerry Evolve X and Evolve both run Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, FM radio, USB Type-C with OTG, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Additional features include a BlackBerry Power Centre app (optimizes battery settings), BlackBerry Password Keeper app, built-in Dolby audio, and new BlackBerry Hub (brings apps like Facebook and Twitter into a single app).
The BlackBerry Evolve X and Evolve will be sold in India by licensee brand Optiemus Infracom. The company claims that the two handsets have been conceptualized, designed, and manufactured in India. What do you think of these smartphones? Let us know in the comments section below.