India has one of the most competitive smartphone markets in the world. Thanks to companies like Xiaomi, you can get a great Android phone for the equivalent of $ 150-200. Optiemus Infracom is the exclusive licensee of BlackBerry in India, and an upcoming BlackBerry device from the company was leaked earlier this year.
The filtered phone is now official, and there are two variants: BlackBerry Evolve and Blackberry Evolve X. Both devices have a 6-inch 2160×1080 18: 9 screen, 64 GB of internal storage, a 4,000 mAh battery with Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0 , a rear fingerprint sensor, wireless charging and Android 8.1 Oreo.
The internal hardware is largely where phones differ. The less expensive Evolve is powered by a Snapdragon 450 processor with 4 GB of RAM, while the Evolve X has a Snapdragon 660 with 6 GB of RAM. The Evolve has Bluetooth 4.0, while the Evolve X has Bluetooth 5.0.
Like most other recent BlackBerry phones, the price is … not very good. The Evolve will have a value of ₹ 24,990 in India (around $ 365), while the Evolve X will be ₹ 34,990 (~ $ 510). Both phones have a significantly higher price than competing devices with similar specifications. For example, the Nokia 7 Plus with a Snapdragon 660 is almost identical in price to the BlackBerry Evolve with 450 Snapdragon. For the same cost as an Evolve X, you could buy a OnePlus 6.
If you still want to buy one of these phones, the Evolve will go on sale later this month, and the Evolve X will be available in September. Optiemus will also sell a wireless charger of the BlackBerry brand.