BlackBerry Evolve and Evolve X launched in India; price starting at Rs 24,999

BlackBerry Evolve

BlackBerry has today announced its two new smartphones, Evolve and Evolve X. Optiemus is the local provider in India. The company says that these two new devices are conceptualized and designed in India. Further, the company excitedly announced that its new BlackBerry phones would be a Made in India phone. The Evolve is priced at Rs 24,999 and Evolve X is priced at RS 34,999. These two new phones will go on sale from the mid of September. 

The iconic smartphone maker is teasing its new phones as the most secure Android smartphone. As suspected by looking at its launch event invitation, it is now confirmed that BlackBerry is marketing its new phones as most secured smartphones in the market.

BlackBerry Evolve and Evolve X

Talking about the BlackBerry specifications, it packs a 5.99-inch FullHD+ screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and oleophobic coasting. The company touts that its new phones utilize the Series 7 aluminum frame. Thus offering the best in class durability with over 8 lakh test cycles done during testing.

The Evolve is powered by a Snapdragon 450 processor and is accompanied by a 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. On the other hand, its sibling Evolve X comes powered by a powerful processor, Snapdragon 660. It is supported by a 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. These two phones will have a 4000mAh capacity battery to power up the device.

As far as the camera department is concerned, the new Evolve series comes with a dual rear camera setup. The Evolve packs a 12MP + 13MP lens setup on the rear, while the Evolve X has a dual 13MP lens on the rear. Whereas the front houses a 16MP selfie camera and dedicated flash on both models. Interestingly, these new two phones would be supporting the wireless charging. As the company has introduced its first ever wireless charger.

Plus the brand teases its new series will be coming with a set of new security features. These features include hide zone, re-imagined password keepers, and a privacy shade feature.

What do you guys think of the new BlackBerry Evolve and Evolve X? Would you go for it? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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