As expected, BB Merah Putih – which holds the license for making, marketing, and selling BlackBerry-branded smartphones in Indonesia – has officially announced the BlackBerry Aurora.
The phone “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,” says Stanly Widjaja, Vice President BB Merah Putih.
Specs-wise, the handset is powered by Snapdragon 425 chipset and sports a 5.5-inch 720p touchscreen. It comes with 4GB RAM and 32GB internal memory. The camera department is handled by a 13 MP rear camera and an 8 MP selfie shooter. A 3,000mAh battery is there to keep the lights on.
Measuring 152 x 76.8 x 8.5mm and weighing in at 178g, the Aurora runs Android 7.0 Nougat, and comes in black, silver, and gold color options. It carries an IDR 3,499,000 price tag (around $260) and is currently up for pre-order at “various online e-commerce in Indonesia.” Pre-order period ends March 12.