Following a series of leaks and rumors, Blackberry licensee Optiemus Infracom in charge of India has now announced the Blackberry Ghost under the Blackberry Evolve and Evolve X monikers. Both devices are the first from the licensee and are pretty much identical, but not without some notable differences.
Made of grade 7 aluminum frame with a textured back, both devices flaunt a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protected 5.9″ FHD+ touch display that spans the entire front of the device thereby eliminating the need for a physical QWERTY keypad. On the flip side, the Blackberry Evolve gets a dual camera setup with 13MP+13MP sensors with dual-tone LED flash and a fingerprint sensor, while a 16MP sensor featuring f/2.0 aperture LED flash, and bokeh mode sits above the display.
The Evolve X, on the other hand, gets a similar dual rear camera setup, but with a 12-megapixel primary sensor with a f/1.8 aperture coupled with a 13MP f/2.6 secondary sensor, while it gets the same 16MP front facing camera with the Evolve, but with live Bokeh. Both devices also come with face unlock.
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Powering the Blackberry Evolve is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chip coupled with the Adreno 506 GPU, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, while the Evolve X gets the same chipset with the Blackberry Key2 -the Snapdragon 660 SoC coupled with Adreno 512 GPU, 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, of which both are expandable up to 2TB using MicroSD.
Powered by a 4000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, wireless charging support, the duo boot Android 8.1 Oreo oreo out of the box with a promise of regular month security patches. Both devices also feature the DTEK by BlackBerry, BlackBerry Hub, and other Blackberry security services.
Priced at ₹24,990 ($365) and ₹34,990 ($510), the Blackberry Evolve and Evolve X should hit the stores at the end of August.