BlackBerry Evolve and Evolve X star in video teaser; phones will be unveiled tomorrow



The sexy looking all-touch BlackBerry Evolve and Evolve X will be unveiled August 2nd (tomorrow), as we told you yesterday. The two devices, code named the Ghost and Ghost Pro, are being manufactured by India's Optiemus Infracom. The latter has a licensing deal with BlackBerry that covers India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh.

The phones are said to have an aspect ratio of 18:9 and both sport the near bezel-less look that drives the kids wild these days. The dual camera setup on the back of the phones will reportedly feature low-light enhancement and optical zoom. And keeping the lights on the Evolve and Evolve X will be a huge 4000mAh battery.

On Tuesday, BlackBerry Mobile India released a teaser video for the Evolve and Evolve X that confirms the August 2nd unveiling date. Even though the whole clip is only 19 seconds long, it quickly shows us the back of the Evolve and Evolve X for the first time, revealing that the dual cameras on back are vertically mounted.

An earlier report suggested that while the Evolve and Evolve X will be available in India and some other Asian markets, the pair will be offered in other parts of the world as the BlackBerry Ghost and Ghost Pro. And that suits us just fine; we always said that we liked the Ghost/Ghost Pro branding.

You check out the teaser by clicking on the video found at the top of this article.

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11 Comments

1. isaiah12345

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

This sure is a surprise announcement. Let's see how Optiemus build quality compares with the work of TCL.

2. BL4NKF4CE

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 06, 2017

This device has been rumoured for a while, and Optiemus built the Black Edition KeyONE with better build quality than TCL’s regular KeyONE (screen popping out issues weren’t there). So I’m expecting the build quality to be just as good.

6. Venom

Posts: 3823; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Did not know that. I wished they would have went with the Black Edition instead because the screen popping out is pretty poor oversight if you ask me.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22487; Member since: May 28, 2014

The screen pop out was bad, no question. But gotta give props for the situation being addressed so quickly and handled properly, unlike some companies that still haven’t issued a fix for software issues plaguing their smartphones, like slow to wake. (Looking at you, Google).

8. Venom

Posts: 3823; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Of course I appreciate that you're not trying to deflect from the screen separating issue by referring to Google even though they don't have a thing to do with this article.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22487; Member since: May 28, 2014

You mean like you constantly deflect from the fact that BlackBerry no longer makes smartphones? Or the fact that you deflect from the real issues that Google has with its Pixel line that it has been slow to address?

10. Venom

Posts: 3823; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I'm not deflecting from anything. You never said what issues you encountered on the Pixel, so I chalk it up to you just not knowing what you are talking about, a usual thing with you.

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 22487; Member since: May 28, 2014

You’re always deflecting from the fact that BlackBerry no longer makes smartphones. You even tried to say it’s a “technicality”, lol. You also always deflect from the real issues that the Google Pixel line has been having, and you’ve yet to prove that you own a KEYᵒⁿᵉ, so I’ll chalk that up to your usual thing of lying to justify your trolling, in addition to not knowing what you’re talking about.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22487; Member since: May 28, 2014

The more I see of the BlackBerry Evolve/Evolve X, the more I’m intrigued. I normally prefer my BlackBerry smartphones with a physical keyboard, but I have made exceptions in the past (Z10, Z30, DTEK50), and would definitely make an exception for these two when they come stateside.

4. Elvis358

Posts: 260; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

18:9 dispy's drives kids crazy? Good thing I'm not a kid anymore. Not the fan of these tall phones.

5. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

I was interested until I saw 18:9 display. I found that my typing accuracy was worse when I had the tall an narrow Note 8.

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