BlackBerry Ghost and Ghost Pro will launch as the Evolve and Evolve X?

BlackBerry Ghost and Ghost Pro will launch as the Evolve and Evolve X?
Earlier this year, we showed you images of two sexy looking all-touch BlackBerry handsets being produced by Optiemus. Like TCL, whose BlackBerry Mobile unit launched the BlackBerry KEY2 in the U.S. last week, Optiemus has a license to use the BlackBerry name on some of its handsets. Unfortunately, the license only covers India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. The two phones were given the codenames Ghost and Ghost Pro, and feature a near bezel-less design, an 18:9 aspect ratio and a 4000mAh battery.

We were hoping that Optiemus would keep the Ghost and Ghost Pro names, but today, tipster Evan Blass, who has been on top of this device from the get go, tweeted out what he says are the retail names for the two handsets. So we are now looking forward to the unveiling of the BlackBerry Evolve and BlackBerry Evolve X. Blass earlier this year said that the pair will both be equipped with a dual camera setup on back carrying low-light enhancements and optical zoom. The renders also didn't reveal any front-facing buttons, so we could see a rear-facing biometric scanner on the units.

The Evolve and Evolve X will be considered flagship models, and both will run on Android. They will also feature the BlackBerry Hub and the DTEK security app. The pair could be unveiled later in the current quarter, which runs through September.

Because Optiemus is limited to the aforementioned markets through its license with BlackBerry, we don't expect to see the two new BlackBerry handsets made available in the U.S., Canada, or even Europe.

source: @evleaks

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14 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 21153; Member since: May 28, 2014

These handsets sound pretty sweet. Would love it these actually came to the states and other parts of the globe via TCL. Definitely interested in reading/seeing more about them.

7. Subie

Posts: 2255; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Totally agree! Though my one preference would be that they keep the Ghost branding.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 21153; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yes! Absolutely keep the Ghost branding. Something like this isn’t out of the realm of possibility, due to Optiemus “borrowing” the KEYᵒⁿᵉ design and name when it was launched in India. In this case, it would be TCL/BlackBerry Mobile borrowing the design and name.

2. Y.S.L..

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 03, 2018

Super sexy but always a let down by mid specs......

3. Venom

Posts: 2825; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

And a pretty steep price to not match. I think blackberry needs to rethink the pricing of their products. Just my thoughts on the matter.

11. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3052; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

"Just my troll on the matter". There, I fixed your post for you. No need to thank me, it's enough that MG and I live in your head rent free.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 21153; Member since: May 28, 2014

So where do you see specs listed for these devices? And how can someone say anything about the price when that’s not listed either, and BlackBerry no longer prices their branded smartphones to begin with, so how are they mentioned when price is concerned? These are just the facts on the matter.

13. Y.S.L..

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 03, 2018

Just look at the K2, I wanted that phone but seeing the S6 series instead off S845, no thanks...

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 21153; Member since: May 28, 2014

First: It says in this very article that these two BlackBerry branded smartphones are flagship models. Flagship models normally equal flagship specs. Maybe you should try reading the article... Second: How are you judging the specs of these smartphones off of the specs of the KEY² when they are made from two different smartphone manufacturers entirely and the phones haven’t even been released yet? Some food for thought....

10. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3052; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The Evolve and Evolve X will be considered flagship models, and both will run on Android." Very first sentence on the third paragraph but I guess it was too much work to get that far.

5. Rager722

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

Blackberry Ghost sounds like a better name to me

6. CEDEOTB

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

BEZELS

9. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1124; Member since: May 01, 2017

Get over it

12. Pureviewuser1

Posts: 140; Member since: Mar 28, 2016

Definately checking it out might go for it.

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