BB Merah Putih, the company that holds the right to manufacture and sell BlackBerry smartphones in Indonesia has launched the Blackberry Aurora for the country. This is a result of the partnership between BB Merah Putih and BlackBerry which allows the former to manufacture and sell BlackBerry devices in Indonesia.
TCL holds the right to manufacture and sell BlackBerry in most parts of the country barring Asia. For example, Opteimus Infracom has the license to manufacture and sell BlackBerry phones in India.
The BlackBerry Aurora is the first BlackBerry phone to be developed in Indonesia. Pre-Orders have started from March 3 and will remain available till March 12 for IDR 3,499,000( about Rs. 17,400).
The BlackBerry Aurora is powered by the extremely popular Snapdragon 425 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM. The smartphone comes with 32 GB of on-board storage which is expandable via a microSD card. It runs on Android Nougat out-of-the box and weighs at around 178 grams.
As for optics, it sports a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front facing camera. The devices houses a decent 3000mAh and offers 4G LTE connectivity, GPS, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.
This is what Alex Thurber, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mobility Solutions for BlackBerry had to say:
“We sincerely congratulate BB Merah Putih on the new BlackBerry Aurora, the latest device launched under our software licensing strategy and new model for delivering the ‘smart’ in the smartphone.Our customers in Indonesia are very important to BlackBerry, and as we focus on software innovation, we are very excited about our partnership with BB Merah Putih to deliver high-quality devices with the BlackBerry security DNA our customers are so familiar with.”
The smartphone is available in Black, Silver and Gold finishes.