After plenty of rumors and speculation, BlackBerry's Indian licensee Optiemus Infracom has now announced the BlackBerry Evolve and Evolve X. Keeping in line with the rumors, both are all-touch touch devices and feature a 4000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 and wireless charging. Plus, a first on a BlackBerry smartphone, face unlock to go along with the 18:9 display.

When it comes to specs, both devices are pretty close to each with the exception of the processor, camera setups, and pricing. The Evolve is powered by a Snapdragon 450 with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, while the Evolve X comes loaded up with a Snapdragon 660 with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. In the camera department, Optiemus saw fit to revamp the camera UI, and the Evolve will feature an RGB + monochrome sensor while the Evolve X will feature a telephoto lens. So while both offer dual-cameras, the setups are a bit different.

BlackBerry Evolve/Evolve X: Specs

Category BlackBerry Evolve BlackBerry Evolve X
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo
DTEK by BlackBerry
Android 8.1 Oreo
DTEK by BlackBerry
Display 5.99-inch 18:9 FHD+
(2160x1080) LTPS display
Gorilla Glass 5
5.99-inch 18:9 FHD+
(2160x1080) LTPS display
Gorilla Glass 5
SoC Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
Eight Cortex A53 cores up to 1.8GHz
Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
4x2.2GHz Kryo 260 + 4x1.8GHz Kryo 260
GPU Adreno 506 Adreno 512
RAM 4GB 6GB
Storage 64GB 64GB
Rear camera 13MP + 13MP
RGB + monochrome
12MP (f/1.8, 1.4um) + 13MP (f/2.6, 1.0um)
PDAF, LED flash, 4K video recording
Front camera 16MP (f/2.0) 16MP (f/2.0)
Connectivity LTE with VoLTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2
GPS, GLONASS
LTE with VoLTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, GLONASS
Battery 4000mAh battery
Quick Charge 3.0 (USB-C)
Wireless charging
4000mAh battery
Quick Charge 3.0 (USB-C)
Wireless charging
Fingerprint Rear fingerprint sensor Rear fingerprint sensor

Pricing for the Evolve has been set at ₹24,990 ($365) with availability kicking off in late August while the Evolve X is set at ₹34,990 ($510) and will be available at some point next month. Also keeping in line with the rumors, Optiemus also created a BlackBerry branded wireless charger as one of the first accessories that will be available. Stay tuned, we'll get you all a better look at the devices soon!

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