Recently, we had reported about the BlackBerry Aurora smartphone that had silently went live for pre-orders in Indonesia. Now, the smartphone has finally been officially released in the country at a price of RP 34,99,000 (Rs 17,246/$260 approx.)

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The BlackBerry Aurora runs on a slightly tuned version of Android Nougat 7.0. Nothing much has changed from the stock version of the Android apart from the inclusion of a few BlackBerry apps and wallpapers. The mid-range smartphone from the Canadian company comes in a polycarbonate body which features a dotted texted to the rear. BlackBerry claims that its Aurora smartphone is specifically designed keeping in the mind the needs of customers in Indonesia.

The BlackBerry Aurora, in fact, is the first dual SIM smartphone from the Canadian firm. Up front, the smartphone touts a 5.5-inch HD (1,280 x 720) IPS display. It is, however, not yet clear whether it comes with Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass as protection.

Under the hood, the BlackBerry Aurora is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad core processor which also features an Adreno 308 GPU. Incidentally, this new smartphone from BlackBerry comes with a whopping 4GB RAM. Apart from that, the BlackBerry Aurora has 32GB of internal storage and up to 256GB of external storage.

Coming to cameras, the BlackBerry Aurora comes with a 13MP rear camera with dual tone Flash and an 8MP front-facing selfie snapper. Powering the BlackBerry Aurora is a 3,000mAH battery which is neatly tucked inside the 8.5mm slim profile of the smartphone.

The BlackBerry Aurora comes in three color options namely Black, Silver and Gold. It will be available for pre-orders in Indonesia until March 12. It’s worth noting that this latest smartphone hasn’t been manufactured by the mother company. Rather, this has bene developed by its partner BB Merah Putih and BlackBerry is merely providing its software expertise and branding rights to the company.

BlackBerry Aurora Specifications

  • 5.5 inch HD (1,280 x 720) IPS Display
  • 1.4GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Processor with Adreno 308 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 32GB Internal Storage + Upto 256GB External Storage (via MicroSD)
  • 13MP Rear Camera with dual tone dual LED flash
  • 8MP Front Camera
  • 3,000mAH Battery
  • Android Nougat 7.0
  • Hybrid Dual SIM with 4G LTE
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS+, GLONASS
  • Colors: Black, Silver and Gold

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