It was just last week when the live images of the new BlackBerry Aurora surfaced on the internet and now the smartphone has finally landed in Indonesia. The Canadian tech company announced the smartphone in the country at a price of 3,499,000 IDR (roughly Rs. 17,500).
The new BlackBerry Aurora is the first smartphone to be developed under BB Merah Putih branding license agreement. For those who are not aware, BlackBerry signed for a joint venture called BB Merah Putih which is led by Tiphone in Indonesia back in September last year.
Talking about the specifications, the BlackBerry Aurora features a 5.5-inch 720p display. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor coupled with 4GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage which can be expanded.
In terms of imaging, the BlackBerry Aurora is equipped with a 13-megapixel camera module on the rear panel, with phase detection autofocus and dual tone LED flash. It has an 8-megapixel front camera with LED flash for selfies and video calls. BlackBerry Aurora packs a 3000mAh battery and comes with standard microUSB 2.0 port.
This is a dual-SIM smartphone that runs Android 7.0 Nougat based on BlackBerry’s DTEK security suite.
Commenting on the launch, Alex Thurber, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mobility Solutions for BlackBerry, in a statement said, “Indonesia boasts the world’s largest population of avid BlackBerry smartphone and BBM users. So it was natural that when we signed up partners to help us take BBM and smartphones to market.”
The smartphone is available in three colour options- Black, Gold and Silver.