As you know, TCL now holds all priorities for making BlackBerry-branded smartphones and sell them in most of the world, but there are still some markets the company is targeting. One of those is Indonesia, where the local company, BB Merah Putih, will start developing, marketing, and selling its own BlackBerry-branded phones.
The first one in its strategy is a mid-rage smartphone, called Aurora, and it has been already leaked in a press render not long ago. BB Merah Putih is officially introducing the Aurora at an event tomorrow, before the handset is ready for shipping to customers on March 16. If you’re in Indonesia now, you can make an order for one from retailers like Dinomarket, and the price has been put at IDR 3.499 million, which right now converts to around $261 or €248.
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For that amount of cash you have to pay, you’ll get a smartphone running Android 7.0 Nougat OS. The BlackBerry Aurora features a 5.5-inch touchscreen display with 720×1080 resolution, Powering the device will be the 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core chipset, based on Cortex-A53 architecture and clocked at a 1.4 GHz with Adreno 308 GPU at the helm. The SoC is packed with 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of expandable storage. There is a 13-megapixel camera packed on the back side, while in the front is a secondary 8MP camera for selfies and video calls.
Other connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, Dual SIM functionality, and 4G LTE support. All features of the BlackBerry Aurora will be kept by a 3000mAh capacity battery. In terms of dimensions, the device measures 152 x 76.8 x 8.5 mm and weighs in at 178 grams
The smartphone will be available in three-color options including Gold, Silver, and Black.