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BlackBerry Aurora launches today

BlackBerry Aurora Android smartphone launches in Indonesia
BlackBerry Aurora
This 5.5-inch handset features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, 4 GB RAM, and 32 GB internal storage, as previously rumored. Sadly, it seems it will not reach any other markets soon.

According to the company once known as RIM, "Indonesia boasts the world’s largest population of avid BlackBerry smartphone and BBM users." Considering that, it comes naturally for the new BlackBerry Aurora to hit the local market first, since it is advertised as a handset "Made in Indonesia, for Indonesians."

BlackBerry Aurora's specs confirm what we found out in the most recent leaks. These are its highlights:

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC
  • Memory/Storage: 4 GB RAM; 32 GB internal storage and microSD support up to 2 TB
  • Display: 5.2-inch multitouch display with 1,280X720 pixels
  • Operating system: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Battery/Autonomy: 3,000 mAh; up to 20 hours mixed use and 30 hours standby

In addition to the above, the new BlackBerry handset also features dual-SIM support, as well as access to the BlackBerry DTEK privacy app and the Hub productivity suite. A fingerprint reader is also present.

BlackBerry's Aurora is expected to hit the Indonesian market next week. Unfortunately, there is nothing to say about its international pricing or availability at this time.


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Codrut Nistor, 2017-03- 9 (Update: 2017-03- 9)