Blackberry officially announced the Aurora Smartphone in Indonesia. BB Merah Putih is the company who has partnered with BlackBerry in Indonesia and the company holds full rights of manufacturing and selling BlackBerry models in the Indonesian tech market. This partnership between BlackBerry and BB Merah Putih was formed in September, 2016.
According to Crack Berry, the BlackBerry Aurora is the first dual SIM Smartphone developed in Indonesia and also the first dual SIM Smartphone developed by the company till date. The BlackBerry Aurora sports a 5.5-inch display with 720x1280 pixels resolution. It measures 152x76.8x8.5mm and weighs 178 grams. Under the hood, the Smartphone is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage.
The Blackberry Aurora also comes with a microSD card slot for storage expansion. The handset also packs a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel camera at front for taking selfies. The phone will be running on Android 7.0 Nougat straight-out of the box.
Other features that will come packed with the Smartphone include a 4G LTE connectivity, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/ n and powerful 3000mAh battery. It measures 152x76.8x8.5mm and weighs 178 grams. The phone is available in Black, Silver, and Gold color options. Also, the Smartphone was already seen from March 3, 2017 for pre-orders and the phone is available at a price tag of IDR 3,499,000 which is approximately $262.
TCL is the company which holds full rights to manufacture and sell the BlackBerry smartphones in various tech markets all over the world. But, few of the countries in Asia there are other companies who have partnered with BlackBerry to sell its mobile phones. For example, BB Merah Putih in Indonesia and in India it is Opteimus Infracom.
"We sincerely congratulate BB Merah Putih on the new BlackBerry Aurora, the latest device launched under our software licensing strategy and new model for delivering the 'smart' in the smartphone," said Alex Thurber, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mobility Solutions for BlackBerry.