Blackberry Aurora will bring the company into limelight as it adopts the popular Android operating system.
The dual SIM smartphone specifications and pricing got leaked earlier because of a retailer posting.
The mid-range budget smartphone has been codenamed BBC100-1 which now officially has been named the Aurora. The pre-order listing for the device confirmed that it sports a medium sized 5-inch display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. The phone is powered by a 1.4 GHz Quadcore Snapdragon 425 processor and there’s the Adreno 308 GPU that keeps it going great even when you push it with demanding games.
A lot of smartphones including the new ones from Nokia, Motorola and now Blackberry seem to be fond of using the Qualcomm 400 series processors. They are cheap and allow them to provide better battery life especially with a low resolution display that is not full HD.
The Blackberry Aurora has 4GB of RAM with 32GB internal storage and supports microSD card. Users can expand it up to 128GB. The device runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box making it the perfect budget friendly device for anyone planning to upgrade their phone. Besides, Google has confirmed that the Pixel exclusive Assistant is coming to all devices running Android 6.0 or higher that qualifies the Aurora.
On the rear side, the phone sports a 13 megapixel camera with LED flash while the front end has a 8 megapixel camera. It has all the basic connectivity options including 4G LTE, Wifi, Bluetooth and other sensors. There is a 3,000 mAh battery to take care of the day to day tasks. Given the HD ready resolution and the entry level processor, the Aurora should be more than capable of running for an entire day without draining out.
Based on the retailer listing, the Blackberry Aurora Android smartphone is priced at $260. The phone was originally priced at RP 34,99,000 where it is expected to be launched first. The phone will be available in Gold, Silver and Black colored variants. The final pricing might vary based on the region where the device gets launched but going by the specifications, it may not vary too much so as to be an affordable choice for budget buyers. The Android phone is expected to be the comeback vehicle for brand Blackberry similar to how Nokia has been making a comeback recently.