BlackBerry Evolve goes on sale in India for the first time

Home-grown company Optimus Infracom, which manufactures and distributes BlackBerry-branded handsets, on Wednesday said its newly launched “BlackBerry Evolve” smartphone will be available exclusively on Amazon.in from October 10.

Optimus Infracom launched the BlackBerry Evolve in August at a starting price of Rs 24,990.

BlackBerry Evolve marks the first Blackberry smartphone conceptualized, designed and manufactured in India, Optimus Infracom said in a statement.

The smartphone comes with 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.

NETWORKTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCHAnnounced2018, August
StatusAvailable. Released 2018, October
BODYDimensions158.9 x 76.1 x 8.4 mm (6.26 x 3.00 x 0.33 in)
Weight170 g (5.93 oz)
SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAYTypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size5.99 inches, 92.6 cm2 (~76.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
MultitouchYes
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
PLATFORMOSAndroid 8.1 (Oreo)
ChipsetQualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 (14 nm)
CPUOcta-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 506
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 256 GB
Internal64 GB, 4 GB RAM
MAIN CAMERADual13 MP, 1/3.1″, 1.12µm, PDAF
13 MP B/W, 1/3.1″, 1.12µm, PDAF
FeaturesDual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
Video1080p@30fps
SELFIE CAMERASingle16 MP
FeaturesLED flash
Video1080p@30/60fps
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 а/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth4.2, A2DP, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
RadioFM radio
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector (PowerDelivery 2.0), USB On-The-Go
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM, BBM
BrowserHTML5
– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0)
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
MISCColorsBlack
PriceAbout 310 EUR