All has been pretty quiet on the BlackBerry front for a while now but it looks like all that’s going to change. Blackberry  is all set to launch 2 new smartphones in the mid-range section which might just bring the brand back on the map. One of them is the Blackberry Aurora, which is catching eyeballs for being the first Dual Sim, 4G LTE smartphone from the brand. It is also going to be a unique mid-range smartphone with an Android OS.  So, is the Blackberry Aurora a yay or a nay? Only the specs (and sales) will tell. Meanwhile, here’s all you need to know about the phone in question:


It’s a fairly simple design with no pomp whatsoever. The basic textured shell that the phone is housed in is available in 3 colors, namely black, silver and gold. In a bold move, Blackberry has done away with the characteristic QWERTY keyboard and presents a 5.5-inch 720 x 1280 touchscreen embedded in a 152 x 76.8 x 8.5 mm body, weighing in at 178g.



The phone packs a powerful 13 MP rear camera with a dual-LED flash, while the front camera is an 8 MP one. What the phone lacks in the now popular selfie flash feature, it makes up with autofocus, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR and panorama. All in all, it’s a pretty decent camera considering the budget that the phone snugly fits into.



Next up, is the beating heart of the phone. The Blackberry Aurora runs on a 1.4 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 425 chipset. Android 7 Nougat, which is only used in Samsung Flagship phones as yet, was the OS that the brand chose to use for this phone. What’s rather impressive is that it also offers 4 GB RAM and 32 GB internal memory.


Battery Life

The newest Blackberry comes equipped with 3000 mAh non removable lithium ion battery and the brand claims it will last around 30 hours. Unlike a lot of leading brands, Blackberry does not offer a quick charge feature with this variant.


To Buy Or Not To Buy?

Slated to release by the end of 2017, the mid-range smartphone is suspected to cost somewehere around Rs 19,000. If you pre-order or shop via, you will also be able to cut back on this price using Blackberry mobile offers present here.


The specs all point towards an impressive phone and we’d give it a 7 on 10 just for the storage space and power it packs. Since it falls in an affordable price range, we would not be surprised if this phone becomes Blackberry’s rise to fame, all over again.

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