BlackBerry Evolve Specifications, Features, Price and Release Date

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 Specifications, Features, 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.

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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.

Also read: Huawei Honor Note 10 Specifications, Features, Price and Availability

BlackBerry Evolve Specifications

NETWORK

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
4G bands LTE
Speed HSPA, LTE
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes

 

LAUNCH

Announced 2018, August
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, August

 

BODY

Dimensions
Weight
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

 

DISPLAY

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)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5

 

PLATFORM

OS Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Chipset Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450
CPU Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 506

 

MEMORY

Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB
Internal 64 GB, 4 GB RAM

 

MAIN CAMERA

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
Video 1080p@30fps

 

SELFIE CAMERA

Single 16 MP
Video 1080p@30fps

 

SOUND

Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
  – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

 

COMMS

WLAN Yes
Bluetooth Yes
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Radio FM radio
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go

 

FEATURES

Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM, BBM
Browser HTML5
  – Fast battery charging
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

 

BATTERY

  Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery

 

MISC

Colors Black

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.

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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.

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