Just two months ago, Optiemus Infracom, a BlackBerry licensee released a Key2 Android-based handset and now the company is showing its clout to release another phone. This time, the company will release two set of handsets: BlackBerry Evolve and BlackBerry Evolve X.

In this review, we shall reveal full specs for BlackBerry Evolve X.

Design and Battery

There’s something marvelous about the BlackBerry Evolve X. It is a ‘tall’ order. Tall in the sense that the phone has full tall screens you often see in Windows or Android phones. The screens, 18.9 aspect ratio, is good to look at.

If you’ve not heard about it or have not seen the front face before, you’ll think this device is an Android phone. Of course, it runs on Android Oreo 8.1, which really means evolution for BlackBerry in modern times.

Add to that, there isn’t a QWERTY keyboard; something that for long has been the major signpost for BlackBerry phones. Just enjoy using your BlackBerry Evolve X as you would every other Android or Windows.

Though the keyboard made BlackBerry a household back then, the screen features on Evolve X make it spectacular. You get 5.99-inches screen, 18.9 FHD+ displays.

The battery is large too, and you may be wondering; will this mean more in the sense of battery life? or does it mean that the device will need more fire-power to run the processor? The fact that the phone sports 4000 mAh battery means that users can depend on the battery to give the device longer usage time after charging.

When it comes to charging the battery, you have the options of USB or wireless charging.

Please find the full features and specifications below:

NETWORK

Technology GSM/HSPA/LTE
LAUNCH Announced August 2018
Status ——
BODY Dimensions Nil
Weight Nil
Build Aluminum frame (7000 series)
SIM Single SIM (Nano) or Dual SIM (Nano) dual standby
DISPLAY Type  IPS LCD touchscreen; 16M colors
Size 5.99 inches
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
PLATFORM OS Androids (Oreo) 8.1
Chipset Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon SDM 660
CPU Octa-core
GPU Adreno 512
MEMORY Card Slot MicroSD (up to 512 GB)
Internal 64GB 6GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA Dual 12MP
13MP
Features Dual-LED HDR, dual tone flash
Video 1080p@30fps
SELFIE CAMERA Single 16MP
Features LED flash
Video 1080p@30fps
SOUND Alert Types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5MM jack Yes
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Dolby Atmos
COMMS WLAN Yes
Bluetooth Yes
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Radio FM radio
USB 2.0
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM, BBM
Browser HTML5
Wireless charging
Fast Battery Charging
MP3, MP4, FIAC Player, eAAC+
Photo/Video editor
Document viewer
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh

Evolve X Performance

Evolve X smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 660 processor, a 6GB RAM, 64GB of storage which the user can expand at will. There is a headphone jack, but the Snapdragon processor is a good one since it moves across mid-range.

One may still not be able to fathom the reason for the idea of using this range of processor in a premium-tier smartphone, but it gets clearer as users get hold of the phone and can make user-experience reviews.

Hopefully, users who would very much likely use a lot of multimedia content, play games, and edit documents will need a lot of power from this smartphone.

Dual Camera Setup

There’s a dual-camera on the back of the phone. These are 13MP cameras. One is a telephoto lens. There’s also a dual-tine LED flash. Evidently, photo-loving individuals must be gearing up snapping exceptional shots with the camera. At the front, you see a 16MP selfies camera.

Security Features

Evolve X comes with security features as anyone would expect. There’s a password Keeper app that can store passwords away safely and securely. Users can also create strong passwords with the assistance of the app.

The OS also possesses Root production. There’s the privacy shade that allows users to hide screen parts not in use, showing only parts being accessed.

Price

No one is sure about the pricing of BlackBerry Evolve X yet. However, it should go for something around 440 Euros, $510. Since the device is going to have a first release in India, it is not very clear how much it will go for in the UK or US.

Release Date

BlackBerry Evolve X should be in the market somewhere around the middle of August to the end of the month. At this time, it is not on sale at Amazon. Buyers may wait to see it put up for sale sometime in September 2018. Hopefully, in the months that follow, the device will be in offline stores for sale.

The conclusion? BlackBerry Evolve X is a premium mid-end Android device.

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