BlackBerry Aurora smartphone, which was recently found listed for pre-order on a couple of Indonesian retailer’s websites, is now made official by the BB Merah Putih, which holds the brand licensing agreement for manufacturing and selling BlackBerry-branded smartphones in Indonesia. The smartphone is priced at (Indonesian Rupiah) RP 34,99,000, which is approximately Rs 17,481 and is up for pre-orders on various online e-commerce websites in Indonesia starting Friday, March 3, 2017, until Sunday, March 12, 2017.
The BlackBerry Aurora features a 5.5-inch HD 2.5D curved glass display with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels and will be powered by a quad-Core 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor. It will come with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The smartphone will be backed by a 3,000mAh battery. For the optics, it is likely to sport a 13-megapixel rear camera with Dual LED flash and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. The handset measures 152 x 76.8 x 8.5mm and weighs around 178 grams. Moreover, The smartphone comes pre-loaded with BlackBerry Hub, a unified messaging inbox which combines emails, texts and messages from social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, BBM, Whatsapp, Instagram and others.
Commenting on the launch, Stanly Widjaja, Vice President BB Merah Putih, said, “We are very excited and enthusiastic about the opportunity to launch the BlackBerry Aurora in Indonesia. The BlackBerry Aurora is not only the first BlackBerry-branded device to ever be produced in Indonesia, but it is the first BlackBerry device in the world to be equipped with dual-SIM functionality.”