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BlackBerry launches 2 keyboard-less phones with huge batteries in India

BlackBerry launches 2 keyboard-less phones with huge batteries in India

Now the company and its Indian manufacturing partner Optiemus unveiled the new Evolve series in India.

BlackBerry Evolve received a rather modest performance and do not have the usual physical QWERTY keyboard. Having 5.99-inch IPS LCD display and an 18:9 aspect ratio, the Evolve is also protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The Evolve powered by Octa-core CPU under the hood which clocks at 1.8 GHz. The phone will be having a camera of 13 cameras with dual tone LED flash at the rear side.

The backside camera set for the standard model is 13MP + 13MP, one RGB, the other monochrome. The phone also comes with a flashlight on the front side.

Both phones support face unlock too and both run Android 8.1 Oreo. Connectivity options include a USB 2.0 Type-C port, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5 LE and GPS + GLONASS. There is a fingerprint scanner on the back side of the phone. The new devices carry features such as facial recognition to unlock, high-resolution cameras, and wireless charging facility. The BlackBerry Evolve smartphone will available in black color only. The Evolve will follow in mid-September with a price tag of Rs 24,990 ($364 USD). Especially since the OnePlus 6 is available in India already, and kicks both of these devices in the collective rear, right out the gate. The Evolve X is powered by the Snapdragon 660 processor, with 6GB of RAM.

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There is a 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB internal storage present in the phone along with micro SD card slot that supports up to 256 GB external storage. Same is the case with the Evolve X. For Rs 34,990, you instead go for Asus Zenfone 5Z and OnePlus 6 that does not offer flagship specifications but comes with some awesome performance as well.

The Evolve also lacks wireless charging.

The BlackBerry Evolve X featured with vertically placed dual camera sensors and dual-tone LED flash on the back side.

Things common in both of the smartphones are that the camera features including refocus mode, 4X autofocus, and slow-motion video. BlackBerry had in February past year signed a licensing agreement with Optiemus Infracom to design, develop and manufacture its devices for India and neighbouring countries such as Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. That said, BlackBerry Evolve (Pictures) and Evolve X (Pictures) come with some good design language, but they were quick thick than our liking.