Its 2018 and blackberry still hasn’t given up yet! Their previous flagship the Blackberry Key 2 was a solid device that suffered anaemic sales due to a very high ill-defined price tag. Even so, the company is still hopeful and has now announced two new devices, the Blackberry Evolve and Evolve X.

The anaemic sales weren’t all to a surprise as Blackberry Key 2 only appealed to a niche consumer base thanks to its physical keyboard layout and extensive focus on security. Thankfully, the Evolve / Evolve X does not follow their predecessor’s footsteps, as Blackberry has now finally opened up itself to a larger audience by keeping an all screen display.

The Blackberry Evolve was announced to press on August 2nd, a few days after releasing a teaser video on Blackberry India’s YouTube channel.

Blackberry Evolve and Evolve X; Image Credit: YouTube/Blackberry Mobile India

A Midrange and a Budget device,

Yes, you heard that right. Unlike blackberries previous attempts that focused exclusively on the flagship market, Blackberry has finally decided to enter into the wider midrange-budget market with their new devices.

Blackberry Evolve X and Evolve First Look; Image Credit: YouTube/Gadgets 360

From a physical standpoint, both devices are very similar supporting an aluminium frame and a rubberised back. Both devices also have the same 5.99-inch FHD+ 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio IPS LCD Display.

Unfortunately, the similarities end there. The Evolve X is powered by the Snapdragon 660. While the lower end Evolve is powered by the SnapDragon 450, both devices support 6 and 4 GB of ram respectively with 64 GB internal storage that is also expandable using microSD.

Cameras and Battery

Blackberry Evolve and Evolve X; Image Credit: YouTube/Blackberry Mobile India

Both of the devices comes with two completely diffrent camera setups, the higher end model supports a primary camera is a 12 MP with f/1.8 aperture, while the second is a 13 MP, f/2.6 aperture camera. The lower end Evolve supports a dual 13 MP primary and secondary cameras, further information regarding the cameras have yet to be announced. Both devices share a similar 16 MP front-facing camera.

Both devices share a behemoth 4000 mAh battery with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, the battery should be plenty enough for day’s worth of charge.

Availability and pricing

The device was announced a few weeks ago in India. The lower end Evolve is expected to launch by the end of August with a price tag of 24,990 Indian Rupees or 1340 AED, while the higher end Evolve X will go on sale mid-September with a price tag of 34,990 Indian Rupees or 1890 AED.

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