BlackBerry Evolve series phones launched

By NT Bureau Published on Aug 08, 2018 01:33 PM IST

Chennai: Telecom enterprise and BlackBerry brand licensee, Optiemus Infracom Limited has announced the launch of BlackBerry Evolve and EvolveX smartphones.

The phones come with full view 18:9 display, Dolby Surround Sound, dual cameras, enterprise-grade security and privacy and quick wireless charging technology. Additionally, the maker claims that the mobiles come with next-gen security, privacy and convenience features such as facial recognition, encrypted with secure technology and fingerprint unlock.

A release from Optiemus stated that the smartphones were designed and manufactured at the firm's facility at Noida.

Alex Thurber, SVP and GM of Mobility Solutions at BlackBerry adds, 'BlackBerry today is a software company that secures the Enterprise of Things. Our strategy to partner locally and license the design and manufacture of secure Android BlackBerry smartphones continues to gather momentum with this latest launch by our partner, Optiemus Infracom. We are excited to further expand on our partnership to deliver the trusted and secure BlackBerry experience that customers know and love, designed and manufactured in India for Indian customers.'

The EvolveX has a 16MP selfie camera and a 12MP+13MP AF dual rear camera with Dual Tone LED Flash. It comes with F1.8 + F2.6 Rear Apertures and a F2.0 Front Aperture that offer great results even in low light conditions. EvolveX camera is also equipped with live bokeh mode. The BlackBerry Evolve comes equipped with 13MP+13MPdual rear camera and dual tone LED flash. It also features 2K video recording.

The BlackBerry Evolve is priced at Rs 24,990, while the EvolveX is priced at Rs 34,990 and will be available exclusively on Amazon. While EvolveX will be available from end of August, the Evolve will be available from mid of September