Soon after KeyOne with the QWERTY keyboard launched at 2017 MWC, the second 2107 BlackBerry was released as the Aurora.
The BlackBerry Aurora is the first BlackBerry phone has two micro SIM card, this phone will not be sold in entire world instead of is going to be distributed only in Indonesia. It is more noticeable that this phone is the first Android phone in Indonesia and to be made by an Indonesian company, BB Merah Putih, only for the Indonesian market.
Unlike BlackBerry Priv or KeyOne, the Aurora does not have a physical keyboard when all interaction that users done with a virtual keyboard on a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Inside the Snapdragon 425 processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB of internal memory, 13 MP cameras on the back and 8 MP cameras on the front and powered by a dedicated LED flash.
Aurora is advertised by BlackBerry as a mid-range phone, which is shown through the price of this phone with $260. Although consumers can find many Android smartphones at similar rates with better specifications, Aurora’s advantage is providing enterprise-class security software and services.
The BlackBerry is no longer involved in smartphone manufacturing, and the company has begun licensing its software and brand names to more companies, opening up more and more BlackBerry phones in the market. However, these devices may also be limited to their current release range, such as Aurora, which is only available in Indonesia.