BlackBerry Aurora With 5.5″ Display, Snapdragon 425, 4GB RAM Announced

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After a long leak saga, BlackBerry has finally unveiled their next budget-end smartphone, BlackBerry Aurora. This smartphone has been rumored since the BlackBerry KEYone released at MWC in Barcelona.

BB Merah Putih – which holds the license for making, marketing, and selling BlackBerry-branded smartphones in Indonesia – has officially announced the BlackBerry Aurora.

BlackBerry Aurora

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The smartphone packs decent specs inside. It has a 5.5-inch 720 display (which is a bummer), powered by Snapdragon 425 chipset, paired with 4GB RAM and 32GB storage. Camera wise it has a 13-megapixel rear camera and 8-megapixel selfie camera. The smartphone run on Android 7.0 Nougat and a 3000mAh battery.

BlackBerry Aurora Specifications

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  • 5.5-inch HD (720 pixels) Display
  • 1.4GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC
  • 4GB RAM
  • 32GB Storage + Expandable Via MicroSD
  • 13MP Rear Camera
  • 8MP Front-Facing Camera
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 3000mAh Battery
  • Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11
  • Dimensions: 152 x 76.8 x 8.5mm,  Weighing: 178g

BlackBerry Aurora comes in three color options- Black, Silver, and Gold, priced at IDR 3,499,000 (which is roughly around US$260 and Rs 17400). Currently, the pre-orders at “various online e-commerce in Indonesia” and the pre-order period ends March 12. There is no word on when the smartphone will be available to other parts of the world.

Alex Thurber, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mobility Solutions, BlackBerry said;

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. Our customers in Indonesia are very important to BlackBerry, and as we focus on software innovation, we are very excited about our partnership with BB Merah Putih to deliver high-quality devices with the BlackBerry security DNA our customers are so familiar with.