BlackBerry in Association with BB Merah Putih Firm launched the BlackBerry Aurora Smartphone in Indonesia. This firm hold the license to manufacture and sell BlackBerry smartphones in Indonesia and is sold exclusively only in Indonesia. BlackBerry Aurora is the 1st smartphone with Dual-SIM functionality produced by the company. It carries a price tag of IDR 3,499,000 (Approx. Rs. 17,500). Device is available in Black, Silver and Gold color options. Pre-order already began and will be opened till March 12 via Company’s Website in Indonesia. For customers who pre-order the handset will receive a free JBL Go Speaker and a Smart Flip Case alongside the purchase.
Here come the key specs of BlackBerry Aurora:
BlackBerry Aurora sports a 5.5-inch (1280*720 p) HD IPS Display with 267 PPi and 16 M Colors. It gets its power from 1.4 GHz Quad-Core Qual-Comm MSM 8917 Snapdragon 425 Processor and Adreno 308 GPU. Device has 4 GB RAM and Storage Space of 32 GB ROM extended via Micro SD Card Slot. On the camera front, it has 13 MP Rear Camera with Auto Focus and LED Flash and 8 MP Front Camera for selfies and video calls. This Dual-SIM handset runs Android Nougat 7.0 OS out of the box. Backed up with 3000 mAh Li-Ion Non-Removable Battery which delivers 30 hours of Standby. In terms of connectivity it offers 3G, 4G LTE, 4G Volte, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, GPRS/EDGE, FM Radio, 3.5 mm Audio Jack, USB-OTG and Micro-USB 2.0. It measures 8.5 mm thick and weighs 178 grams. Sensors lodged are Proximity, Magnetometer, Compass, Ambient Light Sensor and Accelerometer.
Noticeably, BlackBerry announced earlier this year that the company was looking out for more licensing partners to bring the BlackBerry Mercury and future smartphones to the rest of the world.