BlackBerry Evolve X first look

BlackBerry Evolve X price, specifications and features and designed in India, This Smartphone is going after the likes of OnePlus 6 and Honor 10 in the premium mid-end segment.

BlackBerry Evolve X is drastically different from the Key2, the flagship with a built-in keyboard. The Evolve X is more like any other Android smartphone available in the market. The company wants the Evolve X to appeal to non-traditional BlackBerry users and it shows in the design language of the phone.

Perhaps the reason why Optiemus has opted for a 5.99-inch Full HD Plus 18:9 display that dominates the entire front, although the screen is not entirely bezel-less in nature. The phone has slimmer bezels, and with an 18:9 aspect ratio display, this phone should be decent enough to watch TV shows and movies.
The phone also comes with a fingerprint scanner, which is located at the back. In case the sensor does not work properly, the company has added a facial recognition feature to unlock the smartphone. Optiemus Infracom says the Evolve X is the first BlackBerry-branded smartphone to come with a facial recognition feature.

Under the hood, the Evolve X is powered by a Snapdragon 660 processor, 6GB RAM, 64GB of storage, microSD support (up to 2TB). The Evolve X retains a headphone jack. The Evolve X is powered by the same chipset which is found on the BlackBerry Key2.
We do not know the strategy behind using a mid-end processor in a premium tier smartphone. In case of the Key2, I could understand the rationale of using a Snapdragon 660 chipset. But the Evolve X has a different set of users who would be consuming a lot of multimedia content, playing games and editing documents. In my opinion, Evolve X appears to be underpowered, at least on paper.

Evolve X’s 4000mAh battery, Evolve X runs on Android 8.1. On the back, you’ll also find a dual-camera setup. So now you have dual 13MP cameras (one is a primary snapper and the second has a 2x telephoto lens) on the back, alongside dual-tone LED flash. On the front, there’s a 16MP selfie camera. BlackBerry Evolve X is priced at Rs 34,990 and will be exclusive to Amazon India. The phone is expected to hit the market sometime in September.

The Evolve X is designed as a modern-day BlackBerry phone that aims to appeal to a wider section of users — both casual and productivity hungry users. The phone remains true to BlackBerry ethos with a greater focus on security and privacy. The Evolve X is not targeted at a specific kind of user and that’s refreshing.

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