The BlackBerry Evolve is the more affordable version of the Evolve series that was recently announced by BlackBerry for the Indian market. In my previous post, I showed you the major details you need to know about the BlackBerry Evolve X, the more premium version. Therefore, in this post we shall be looking at the BlackBerry Evolve specifications, price and release date.
BlackBerry Evolve Features
The BlackBerry Evolve does not come with wireless charging and misses the whooping 6GB RAM too. It came with a modest Snapdragon 450 chipset but it is still built on an efficient 14nm process, so it will definitely offer a reasonable battery life. The octa-core CPU is clocked at 1.8GHz,paired with 4GB RAM. The 64GB internal can also be expanded via a microSD card slot.
The BlackBerry Evolve also have a dual camera like its seniour sibling, but it is 13MP + 13MP, both with Samsung 3L8 sensors. The good part is that BlackBerry says it supports HDR but did not state the same for the Evolve X, which suggest they might have implemented a better setup in the more affordable device. The front-facing camera remains a 16MP with an LED flash on the side. The phone lacks support for Quick Charging.
BlackBerry Evolve 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|
|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 SDM450 Snapdragon 450|
|CPU||Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 256 GB|
|Internal||64 GB, 4 GB RAM|
|Dual||13 MP, 1/3.1″, 1.12µm, PDAF
13 MP, 1/3.1″, 1.12µm, PDAF
|Features||Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama|
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM, BBM|
|– Fast battery charging
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery|
BlackBerry Evolve Release Date
The BlackBerry Evolve release date is slated for the middle of September 2018, with no specific day indicated yet. It will be available in Black colour, and it will also be an Amazon India exclusive.
BlackBerry Evolve Price
The BlackBerry Evolve price in India goes for INR24,990, which is roughly $365 in the United States of America, and /€315 in Europe.