BlackBerry Evolve X Specifications, Features, Price and Release Date

BlackBerry in collaboration with its Indian manufacturing partner, Optiemus, announced the “Evolve series” in an event that took place yesterday. The smartphones in the series are BlackBerry Evolve and BlackBerry Evolve X. The two phones have the same tall screens, dual cameras, and a massive 4000mAh battery, plus both came with Android Oreo operating system. In this post we shall be looking at the BlackBerry Evolve X, revealing its full specifications, features, price and release date.

BlackBerry Evolve X Specifications, Features, Price and Release Date

BlackBerry Evolve X Features

Just like the BlackBerry Key2, the BlackBerry Evolve X have a Snapdragon 660 chipset with octa-core CPU, clocked at 2.2GHz. The GPU is Adreno 512, and the chipset is paired with a whooping 6GB RAM. It has a 64GB internal storage, which is expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card slot.

The BlackBerry Evolve X also came with a 5.99 inch IPS LCD of Full HD+ resolution and an 19:9 aspect ratio. The Evolve X is the first BlackBerry Android coming to India with QWERTY keyboard since the brand had a revamp. There is no space for fingerprint scanner on the bottom, so it is located at the back.

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The rear panel of the BlackBerry Evolve X also houses a horizontal dual camera, which comprises of a 12MP + 13MP sensor, coupled by a dual-tone LED flash. At the front you will find a 16MP camera for taking selfies and recording live videos, it also has an LED flash.

The battery of the BlackBerry Evolve X is charged through a USB-C port, and it has support for Quick Charge 3.0 and USB Power Delivery according to the company. It came out-of-the-box with Android Oreo 8.1 and the company’s in-house DTEK security platform.

Also read: Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 10.5 Specifications, Price and Availability

BlackBerry Evolve X Specifications

NETWORK

TechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G bandsHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G bandsLTE
SpeedHSPA, LTE
GPRSYes
EDGEYes

 

LAUNCH

Announced2018, August
StatusComing soon. Exp. release 2018, August

 

BODY

Dimensions
Weight
BuildAluminum frame (7000 series)
SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

 

DISPLAY

TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size5.99 inches, 92.6 cm2
Resolution1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
MultitouchYes
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5

 

PLATFORM

OSAndroid 8.1 (Oreo)
ChipsetQualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660
CPUOcta-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260)
GPUAdreno 512

 

MEMORY

Card slotmicroSD, up to 512 GB
Internal64 GB, 6 GB RAM

 

MAIN CAMERA

Dual12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.8″, 1.29µm, PDAF
13 MP, f/2.6, 1/3.4″, 1.0µm, PDAF
FeaturesDual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
Video1080p@30fps

 

SELFIE CAMERA

Single16 MP, f/2.0
FeaturesLED flash
Video1080p@30fps

 

SOUND

Alert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
 – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Dolby Atmos sound

 

COMMS

WLANYes
BluetoothYes
GPSYes, with A-GPS
RadioFM radio
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector (PowerDelivery 2.0), USB On-The-Go

 

FEATURES

SensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM, BBM
BrowserHTML5
 – Wireless charging
– Fast battery charging: (Quick Charge 3.0)
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

 

BATTERY

 Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery

 

MISC

ColorsBlack
PriceAbout 440 EUR

BlackBerry Evolve X Release Date

The BlackBerry Evolve X will be released and made available for purchase from the end of August 2018. It will be available at Amazon India and will have cash back offers from Reliance Jio and iCICI Bank.

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BlackBerry Evolve X Price

The BlackBerry Evolve X price in India goes for just INR34,990, which is around $510 in the United States of America and €430 in Europe.

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