Blackberry Aurora is Its First Dual-SIM Midranger Phone
BlackBerry’s partner OEM in Indonesia, BB Merah Putih, is using its licensing agreement with the former smartphone giant to come up with a new mid-range smartphone, Blackberry Aurora.
Indonesia is one of the few countries where Blackberry still has sway, which could give its licensing partner a shot at success.
The Aurora has the distinction of being the first BlackBerry phone ever to come with dual-SIM support.
Low-Midrange PhoneThe phone comes with a 5.
5-inch 720p IPS display on the front, above which is an 8 MP camera with an LED flash.
At the back is a 13 MP camera with PDAF and a dual-LED flash.
The phone itself is 8.
5mm thick and tips the scales at 178 grams.
Under the hood, the phone comes with the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor clocked at 1.
It features 4 GB RAM and 32 GB storage.
A microSD card slot lets you expand the storage up to 256 GB.
The OS running on the phone is Android 7.
0 Nougat, while all the normal connectivity whizzes are onboard.
It will come with the standard Blackberry suite of apps like the Blackberry Hub and others.
No Fingerprint Scanner or USB Type-C slotThe phone will be available in Black, Silver and Gold.
The battery capacity is 3000 mAh.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem the phone will have a fingerprint scanner.
It also features the dated microUSB slot for charging and connectivity purposes.
The pricing of the phone is set at $260, which will make it a decent offering for BlackBerry fans, even if the iconic keyboard is missing.
Blackberry Aurora SpecificationsCPU: Quad-core 1.
4 GHz Cortex-A53Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 425GPU: Adreno 308OS: Android 7.
0 Nougat, customizedSupported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE; Dual-SIM supportDesign:Dimensions: 152 x 76.
8 x 8.
5 mmWeight: 178 gDisplay: 5.
5-inch with 720p (1280 x 720) resolutionMemory:RAM: 4 GBInternal: 32 GBCard slot: yes, supports up to 256 GB of expandable storageCamera:Primary: 13 MP, dual LED flash, Phase-detection autofocusSecondary: 8 MP, with LED flashConnectivity: Wi-Fi 802.
11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.
0, GPSColours: Black, Silver and GoldBattery: 3000 mAhPrice: $260 .