Just a few days after the presentation of QWERTY-smartphone BlackBerry KEYone at the exhibition MWC 2017 in the network began to appear information about another model under the Canadian brand - BlackBerry Aurora. Then why was not she shown in Barcelona? It turned out that the manufacturer of the novelty is not TCL Communication, but the Indonesian company BB Merah Putih, which plans to release BlackBerry devices for the domestic market.
There is only one name left
In Indonesia, the BlackBerry messenger is still popular, and the new smartphone comes with the company's proprietary software. DTEK applications for protecting personal data in the BlackBerry Aurora are also there. The device is equipped with a 5.5-inch display with an HD resolution of 1280x720 pixels. For the speed of response is a simple quad-core processor Snapdragon 425 at 1.4 GHz, while the manufacturer has not spared 4 GB of operating and 32 GB of internal memory, expandable with microSD cards up to 256 GB. The main camera is 13-megapixel, frontal at 8 megapixels. Battery capacity is 3000 mAh. The case with a back cover made of textured plastic measures 152x76.8x8.55 mm, weight is 178 g. Two SIM cards and 4G LTE networks are supported.
And how much is he worth?
BlackBerry Aurora is available for pre-order at local online stores for about $ 262 dollars in local currency. The novelty was created for Indonesia, and the future fate of BlackBerry smartphones will depend first of all on the actions of TCL, which now faces a choice: either follow the traditions of the Canadian company and create smartphones with a hardware keyboard, or continue to re-brand other models, as in the case of DTEK50 and DTEK60, already visited by us on the review.
Source: BB Merah Putih