After having launched the BlackBerry KEYone at this year’s Mobile World Congress, the Canadian mobile firm is prepping to launch a new smartphone soon. The alleged smartphone BBC100-1 known as the BlackBerry Aurora has now been spotted in a pre-order listing on a popular Indonesian website.
The BlackBerry Aurora is a long-rumored smartphone from the Canadian firm. Initial leaks dating back to last year revealed that the Aurora may be unveiled at the MWC 2017. However, it didn’t turn out to be true. With that said, the recent pre-order listing on Lazada reveals that an official launch of the smartphone is just around the corner.
The pre-order listing of the upcoming BlackBerry smartphone doesn’t divulge any details regarding the specifications of the smartphone. Initial rumors regarding the device, however, give us some insights about the internals of BlackBerry Aurora.
The BlackBerry Aurora is said to come with a 5 inch HD (1,280 x 720) IPS display and will run on Android Nougat 7.0. Internally, the BlackBerry device is expected to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 octa-core SoC. This will be mated to a 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. There would be the option for memory expansion via a MicroSD card slot. As you can pretty well assume by now, the BlackBerry Aurora would come with modest specifications. There is nothing to write home about apart from the 4GB RAM.
In terms of optics, the BlackBerry Aurora will pack a 13MP rear shooter with LED Flash. That aside, there would be an 8MP front-facing selfie snapper. The BlackBerry Aurora will also feature a removable 3,000mAh battery. The dual SIM smartphone will support 4G LTE and Bluetooth 4.1. The pre-order listing of the BlackBerry Aurora reveals a price tag of RP 34.99,000 ($260/Rs 17,456 approx.) That said, it’s still not clear whether this will be the final price of the device once it is officially launched in the country.