BB Merah Putih, the company that holds the license for manufacturing and selling BlackBerry-branded smartphones in Indonesia, has officially launched the BlackBerry Aurora in the country. This is the first Blackberry smartphone to be manufactured in Indonesia and is also the Blackberry smartphone in the world to offer dual-SIM support, according to Stanly Widjaja, Vice President BB Merah Putih.
The BlackBerry Aurora is a mid-range device and sports a 5.5-inch display set at a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. Under the hood, it is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset along with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD slot. In the camera department, the device features a 13MP camera on its rear with autofocus and dual-LED flash. The front-facing one has an 8MP capacity. Shipping with Android 7.0 Nougat installed out of the box, the dual-SIM (Micro-SIM) based BlackBerry Aurora is backed by a Li-Ion 3,000 mAh battery which is expected to be good for over 20 hours of mixed-use.
Speaking of connectivity options, the BlackBerry Aurora offers 4G LTE connectivity, GPS with GLONASS, Bluetooth v4.0, and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/ n. Its dimensions are 152×76.8×8.5mm and weighs in at 178 grams.
The BlackBerry Aurora comes in three color variants: Black, Silver, and Gold and will be priced at IDR 3,499,000, which converts to around $260 based on the current exchange rate. The device is currently up for pre-orders on the company’s website, but note that pre-order period ends March 12.
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