BlackBerry with Android Operating smartphone, isn’t this sound just great? There are few smartphones of BlackBerry with Android Operating System which are around five devices. One of them is BlackBerry Aurora.
That is the smartphone I am going to talk about in this blog. This Smartphone is a low to mid range smartphone, so nothing spectacular about this, but lets get to the business.
Blackberry Aurora is coming lased with Android Nougat, which is the latest Android OS by far. This smartphone is developed in Indonesia. The BlackBerry Aurora is launched by partner of BlackBerry from Indonesia, “BB Merah Putih”.
Indonesia boasts the world’s largest population of BlackBerry Smartphone users. So, BlackBerry decided to create device, BlackBerry Aurora is specifically designed to appeal to Indonesian customers.
For starters, it is the first ever Dual SIM BlackBerry Smartphone, letting users easily separate personal and business calls in one phone. Of course there are many Smartphone with Dual SIM by others but it is the first time for BlackBerry.
This latest development under licensing strategy of BlackBerry represents a critical step in bringing BlackBerry branded smartphones to customers from all over the world.
Not only do the 250 million Indonesian consumers represent a massive and fast emerging market, but Indonesia is a hub of innovation and BB Merah Putih is a fine example of that with its world class manufacturing and design.
Built on the World’s most secure Android Software platform, the Android Nougat v7.0 based BlackBerry Aurora is made in Indonesia, and will deliver many features.
BlackBerry which made their name with QWERTY keypad smartphone, are also well known for their security features. So, this is same as any other BlackBerry device. It do have BlackBerry Software to make it more secured.
With a wide screen width of 5.5 inches, allows users to access the menu, watch videos and play these smartphone features with more leverage. The screen is equipped with high definition features with a resolution of 72 x 1280 pixels which makes it look more clear.
This BlackBerry Aurora will provide connectivity options like Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, 4G and also USB On the Go. It is also lased with sensors like Compass, Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer and Ambient light sensor.
The BlackBerry Aurora is powered by Snapdragon 425 processor with 4 GB of RAM, which is quite a lot for this small processor. It also features 3000 mAh Battery, which is quite a lot because again this smartphone is powered by small processor, it looks like that it will get passed a One day with this battery easily.
So, we will have enough power for the day or may be even two days, which sounds good to me. Than it comes with 32 GB of internal storage as well as Expandable storage of 256 GB which looks good for this small size of smartphone to handle.
BlackBerry Aurora has 13 Mega Pixel on the back of the phone as the primary camera, it also has the selfie camera on the front of 8 Mega Pixels. Considering the features in camera, there is a New mode in Camera.
This new mode of camera is called E-Aperture. Which means you can chase the exposure time. So, as I said you can expose images for a longer amount of time. So, if you shoot waterfall and when you expose the waterfall for a longer amount of time, the water will seem very smooth and like edited with Photoshop and you can do that with the BlackBerry Aurora.
BlackBerry Aurora comes with the Android Nougat v7.0, which seems like it will come before the BlackBerry mercury which is now BlackBerry KEYone.
So, the BlackBerry Aurora will be the first BlackBerry phone to ship with Android Nougat and it will come with all the BlackBerry features, you expect like BlackBerry DTEK, the calendar app, the library hub and all about we have to come.
So, the BlackBerry Aurora seems like to come with the photo app which seems a bit different to the other BlackBerry smartphones. So, it looks a lot like the iPhone. It almost seemed like an insect copy of the iPhone. So, yeah maybe that is faced with us.
|Network Support||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|SIM Type||Dual Micro SIM Cards (Dual Stand-by)|
|Display||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
5.5 inches ( 71.4% Screen to body Ratio)
720 x 1280 pixels (~267 ppi pixel density)
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425|
|Processor||Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53|
|RAM||4 GB RAM|
|Memory||32 GB Internal
microSD, up to 256 GB
|Camera||Primary: 13 MP, autofocus, dual-LED flash
Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, E-Aperture Mode
Secondary: 8 MP
|Battery||Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Ambient Light, Proximity, Compass|
|Operating System||Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, LE, EDR
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
microUSB v2.0, USB On The Go
|Special Features||– Photo viewer/editor
– Document viewer
– No Java Support
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Indonesia: Already released in March
Rest of the World: Yet to be announced
The BlackBerry really did the work on this BlackBerry Aurora. Although they made it with keeping Indonesian customers as target, I hope this device will be liked by other countries too.
Although, in some countries everyone buys those Flagship phones with high Specs, likes of Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+, LG G6, HTC U Ultra and Xiaomi Mi Mix. So, I am not sure that this low specs smartphone of BlackBerry will get the nerve out of the customers to sell it to them.
But, for the customers with low budget for smartphone, this could be a good choice from such big brand like BlackBerry. So, what do you think about this smartphone? Are you going to look out for this one?
What is your opinion over this smartphone? Let us know your side of view about this smartphone from BlackBerry in comment section below.
Google recently announced their new Google Pixel Smartphones. With a more modern design, a larger screen, and battery and an exclusive paint job. What could…..
When you consider about turning something off, it is just as simple as pressing switch. You can just flick the switch, rotate the key for…..
For some people, Auto update in Windows OS is very annoying. Especially, when you got a limited data connection. So, you have to turn Auto update…..
Sometime, you require files larger than 2 MB to upload on your PHP websites, which it does not let you do by default. Showing it…..
Recently, number of cases of getting Credit card or bank account hacked has grown too much. So, probably this is a great time to talk…..
Kids from 2000s, you may not remember a time before a 120 GB hard drives were the bare minimum, but other of you from 90s…..
You probably know someone, who is always miss placing stuff, I do personally. Whether they can not find their keys in the morning, they leave…..
From the title of the blog, you will think that, what is new in that? But well, there are some features in this you will…..
Are you looking for new Status to put on your Social media account? Whether you are feeling sad or true love, you will get all…..
The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo always try to give you good and better Camera. Which is boring in a way. You just don’t get any…..
If you have followed Apple at all, you have probably heard the old cliche that it does things better, instead of doing them first. Nowhere…..
When you finally decide to address a huge bottleneck in your computer by upgrading to an SSD for your Boot drive. But when you finally…..
Using the word Bacteria to refer to a single germ, which should be bacterium instead, mixing up Discrete and discreet and saying my Facebook got…..
Warning! Deleting this file can cause damage to Windows or another Program. Odds are pretty high that you have seen a message like that, if…..
Last year’s Galaxy Note 7 was perhaps “the most famous Samsung smartphone in history”, for all the wrong reasons. The company kicked off its recovery…..
2017 has been an incredibly exciting year, when it comes to smartphone launches. But that doesn’t mean, it will not get even better. So, Let’s…..
Most of us uses smartphone with 3G or 4G mobile networks, well mostly 4G after Jio Storm. But do you ever think what does it…..
Chinese Mobile manufacturer Lenovo made a great success with their Lenovo K series. Especially with Lenovo K3 Note, Lenovo K6 Power and Lenovo K6 Note……
Motorola’s best smartphone for 2017 is a thin, classy-looking handheld with a long-lasting battery. It’s compatible with Moto Mod accessories, and sold at a fair…..
Chinese Smartphone Manufacturer Vivo has making quite the market in India from two to three years. Vivo has risen to the top in trusted mobile…..