In many ways, BlackBerry KEYone that was recently launched at MWC 2017 might sound like the last hurrah in terms of hardware for BlackBerry. However, its spirit actually still lives on not only through devices made by TCL but also by BB Merah Putih that is based in Indonesia who just unveiled its first ever device: the BlackBerry Aurora.
Said to be the first dual-SIM BlackBerry device in the market, the LTE-enabled Aurora features a 5.5-inch HD 720p display and powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 425. Pre-installed with Android 7.0 Nougat, it also comes standard with 4GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage.
In addition to that, the smartphone is also equipped with 13-megapixels PDAF rear camera and 8-megapixels front camera which is also accompanied by an LED flash. Battery-wise, the Aurora is powered by a 3,000 mAh battery that apparently able to deliver up to 30 hours standby time, 20 hours talk time and 10 hours video playback time.
Available later this month, the Aurora carries a price tag of IDR 3,499,000 (about RM 1,167). It is not known at the moment if Aurora will make its way outside of Indonesia but given how the country is biggest BlackBerry market in the world even though it might not longer held the number 1 spot anymore, we don’t think it will be released in overseas market anytime soon.