BlackBerry Aurora Smartphone Officially Announced

BB Merah Putih – that holds the license for manufacturing, marketing, and selling the BlackBerry-branded smartphone in Indonesia – has officially announced the BlackBerry Aurora Smartphone.

“The smartphone is not only the first BlackBerry to ever be produced in Indonesia, but it is the first BlackBerry device in the world to be equipped with dual SIM functionality,” says Stanly Widjaja, Vice President BB Merah Putih.


BlackBerry Aurora Smartphone Features

The smartphone features a 5.5 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with the screen resolution of 720 × 1280 pixels at 267 ppi pixel density. The newly announced phone runs on the latest generation Android 7.0 Nougat operating system.

The phone is powered by the Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor, which clocked at 1.4 GHz and coupled with Adreno 308 graphic processor. The smartphone comes with 4GB of high speed of RAM along with 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via MicroSD card.

As far as the cameras concerned, the smartphone sports a 13 megapixel rear camera with autofocus and dual LED flash. While on the front, there is an 8 megapixel front facing camera for selfies shooter.

Under the hood, the smartphone boasts a 3,000mAh Li-ion battery. The connectivity options included Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and comes with a MicroUSB 2.0 port for charging and data transfer. The smartphone will available in three color options: Black, Silver and Gold.

BlackBerry Aurora Smartphone Specs

  • 5 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • Resolution of 720 × 1280 pixels
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor
  • Adreno 308 graphic processor
  • 4GB of high speed of RAM
  • 32GB of internal storage
  • Expandable storage: up to 256GB via MicroSD card
  • 13 megapixel rear camera
  • 8 megapixel front facing camera
  • 3,000mAh Li-ion battery
  • Color options: Black, Silver and Gold

BlackBerry Aurora Smartphone Price

The smartphone is currently up for pre-order at the various online e-commerce in Indonesia and priced at IDR 2,499 (around $260). The pre-order periods ends on March 12.