BlackBerry, which launched three new smartphones in India during the last three months has today confirmed that the BlackBerry Evolve smartphone would be available for purchase exclusively on Amazon India from October 10. Home-grown company Optiemus Infracom, which manufactures and distributes BlackBerry-branded handsets confirmed this news via a press release. To recall, Optiemus launched the BlackBerry Evolve back in August this year at a price of Rs 24,990. Alongside the BlackBerry Evolve, the company also unveiled the Evolve X smartphone which is a premium smartphone. The BlackBerry Evolve comes powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC.
BlackBerry Evolve Availability Delayed by More Than a Month
When BlackBerry launched both the phones back in August this year, it started the Evolve will be available by the end of August, while the Evolve X will be available for purchase by mid-September. However, BlackBerry has now announced the availability of Evolve, but it didn't reveal anything about when the Evolve X will be up for sale in the country. "BlackBerry Evolve marks the first Blackberry smartphone conceptualised, designed and manufactured in India," Optiemus Infracom said in a statement issued today.
The BlackBerry Evolve X is a way better smartphone than the Evolve as it sports Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset underneath. Notably, the BlackBerry Evolve is amongst the costliest phones out there with Snapdragon 450 chipset.
BlackBerry Evolve: Specifications and Features
The Evolve and Evolve X are the company's first smartphones with 18:9 displays on board. The BlackBerry Evolve comes with a 5.99-inch Full HD+ Full View 18:9 display, Dolby surround sound, dual cameras, enterprise-grade security and privacy and quick wireless charging technology. It has facial recognition and fast fingerprint unlock functionalities.
It features 13MP+13MP dual rear camera setup, paired with "Dual-Tone LED Flash" and a 16MP front shooter loaded with the tetra-pixel technology. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor, the phone houses a 4000mAh battery.
"BlackBerry Evolve is designed for customers who want a smartphone experience that keeps personal information private, without compromising on productivity or entertainment," Optiemus Infracom said, as reported by IANS.
BlackBerry Evolve X: Specifications and Features
On the other hand, the BlackBerry Evolve X comes powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It also sports a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display on the front with 18:9 aspect ratio. Optics wise, the Evolve X has dual rear cameras with a 12MP primary sensor and a 13MP secondary sensor with 6P lens and dual LED flash. On the front, the Evolve X offers a 16MP shooter for selfies and video calls.
Notably, the Evolve X has support for wireless charging and it also features the same 4000mAh battery on board. Both the Evolve and Evolve X run Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.