Video shows off the rear camera on the BlackBerry Aurora

As many of you know, the BlackBerry KEYone is not the only new BlackBerry that is going to be released in the near future. As we told you earlier today, the BlackBerry Aurora is expected to be introduced on March 9th, and is the result of a partnership between BlackBerry and Indonesia's Merah Putih. In fact, the phone's distribution will be limited to that country. The handset is available to be pre-ordered, priced at the equivalent of $262 USD; those who pre-order the unit will receive a free JBL Go speaker and a free flip case from participating retailers.

A video for the Aurora was released today, showing the phone's rare camera and electronic aperture in action. The device sports a 5.5-inch display with a 720 x 1280 resolution. Powering the phone is the Snapdragon 425 SoC featuring a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 308 GPU. A surprising 4GB of RAM is inside, and a 3000mAh battery keeps the lights on.

The electronic aperture controls for the rear camera allows for more precise manual settings of the snapper. Check it out for yourself by clicking on the video at the top of the story.

source: DharmaAzil via Crackberry



1. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

camera interface start at 2:17 summary by me: - lot's of control in stock camera app - it's laggy - she should clean all those notification first (especially those with 3 warning sign) - photo result "looks" blurry when she zoomed it (need to wait for actual sample, before saying more :-/)

13. KingSam

Posts: 1496; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

A 4 minute music video? Even Apple's moments can create a better ad than this. And those warning notifications? Well at least they showed the camera LAG! +1 for honesty.

2. Eraman

Posts: 164; Member since: Dec 13, 2015

Stupid Ad.. BlackBerry just wasting money on stupid Ads, the camera took just 30% of the Ad's time so BlackBerry really need an Ad maker (a professional one for sure)

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22426; Member since: May 28, 2014

BlackBerry doesn't spend money on adds for smartphones, their hardware licenses does. BlackBerry has nothing to do with BlackBerry branded smartphones beyond adding and maintaining the software and security of the handsets. They are out of the hardware game, remember? Why is that so hard for people to understand? *Face Palm*

8. Eraman

Posts: 164; Member since: Dec 13, 2015

But BlackBerry still responsible for its branded devices from other manufacturers or not?

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yes, that's just his way of an excuse.

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 22426; Member since: May 28, 2014

BlackBerry is only responsible for the software, security, and to make sure that the devices live up to the BlackBerry experience before they get released to the public. That's it. Please don't listen to gnorant trolls that don't even know what OS certain BlackBerry devices are running.

14. Mxyzptlk unregistered

As you can see, some people speak like they're giving a sales pitch for BlackBerry phones, and they get defensive if you start questioning their poor tastes.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 22426; Member since: May 28, 2014

Bumburned response from someone who's been called out for their ignorance once again.

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're the only one who continues to spread ignorance and bs, but cry when you are called out.

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 22426; Member since: May 28, 2014

Now you're looking in the mirror and projecting. You didnt even know what OS the PRIV was running until I called you out on your ignorance and BS.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 22426; Member since: May 28, 2014

Not impressed with the quality of this video that was made at all. It was a poorly done. The amount of controls in the stock camera app are promising, but I'll definitely need to see more of the camera on the phone in action (and in a much better quality of video) before passing final judgment.

5. zeppo

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

5.5" at 720p automatic failed, no matter how you look at it.

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I get your point, but seeing that the SoC us a Snapdragon 425, I doubt such a weak SoC can handle Full HD. Then again, this BB Aurora handset clearly wasn't meant to be a flagship nor upper midrange.

6. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

The physical design is better than the KEYone (Mercury)

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

A blackberry with a not so good camera, unsurprising.

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 22426; Member since: May 28, 2014

And you continually crying about BlackBerry. Unsurprising.

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

And you continually crying about stuff I say about blackberry.

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 22426; Member since: May 28, 2014

And you're continually crying about me correcting your ignorance about BlackBerry.

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Don't be salty at the truth. You have a history of attacking people who disagree with you on blackberry articles.

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 22426; Member since: May 28, 2014

Don't be bumburned by the facts I just told about you. Not only do you have a history of trolling anything without an Apple logo, but you aggressively attack anyone that says anything about Apple that you don't agree with, and you cry like a baby when you get called out on your ignorance on BlackBerry articles.

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