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 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.
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.
BlackBerry Evolve X Specifications
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, August|
|Build||Aluminum frame (7000 series)|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.99 inches, 92.6 cm2|
|Resolution||1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260)|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 512 GB|
|Internal||64 GB, 6 GB RAM|
|Dual||12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.8″, 1.29µm, PDAF
13 MP, f/2.6, 1/3.4″, 1.0µm, PDAF
|Features||Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama|
|Single||16 MP, f/2.0|
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Dolby Atmos sound
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector (PowerDelivery 2.0), USB On-The-Go|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM, BBM|
|– Wireless charging
– Fast battery charging: (Quick Charge 3.0)
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery|
|Price||About 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.
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.