Sources are saying that Blackberry will be lifting the lid on a new smartphone sporting a 64-bit 2.5GHz octa-core processor in 2015. If true, then the Canadian phone maker would give the competition a run for its money when it comes to specs.
The news comes to us courtesy of N4BB. According to the Blackberry insiders, “Reaching out to a few sources, we’ve confirmed that BlackBerry has been planning to utilize the Snapdragon MSM8994. This chip uses the 20 nm HKMG process and uses an octa-core 64-bit architecture. Each core can reach a frequency of up to 2.5 GHz with 4MB L2 cache.”
Here are the MSM8994’s features:
· 1600MHz 4GB RAM LPDDR3 PoP
· Adreno 430 500 MHz
· Pixel fill Rate 6Gpix / s
· Vertex 500Mtri / s
· OpenGL ES3.0, direct x11.1, OpenCL1.2
The site adds, “Will BlackBerry still continue on the path to an octa-core device now that John Chen is the CEO? If so, the plan is to have it ready by summer of 2015.
“BlackBerry employees working on such projects haven’t yet been told they’re canceled. However, what the future may hold for high-end BlackBerry devices is anything less than transparent.”
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