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BlackBerry building 64-bit octa-core premium smartphone that may be launched by 2015

ByinLeaks & Rumors | February 10, 2014

BlackberryBlackBerry has been keeping relatively quiet recently, especially when it comes to truly high-end smartphones. It could means two things: either the company has given up on premium phones and decided to focus on more budget-friendly offerings, or is preparing something extra special that could give us the chills at launch. According to the latest rumors, the Waterloo-based smartphone manufacturer has something up its sleeve that could surprise us big time.

Blackberry high-end smartphone with 64-bit octa-core processor…

Blackberry SmartphoneAs N4BB reports, BlackBerry is allegedly working on a new high-end smartphone that will have a 20-nanometer Snapdragon MSM8994 chipset beating inside. The processor, which apparently is capable of reaching clockspeeds of up to 2.5 GHz, has 64-bit architecture and makes use of eight CPU cores. Adreno 430 500 MHz will be responsible for graphics and to complete the picture there will be 4 GB of RAM, 1600 MHz LPDDR3 PoP, to be more exact. Other features include pixel fill Rate 6Gpix/s, Vertex 500Mtri/s, OpenGL ES3.0, direct x11.1, and OpenCL1.2.

There is one thing you should know before you put the rumored BlackBerry phone at the top of your wishlist. It seems that the phone won’t hit the market until summer 2015. So what? you may ask. As it is the case with new technologies, timing is everything. Right now a 2.5 GHz octa-core processor in a smartphone would be enough to win a few prizes. However, by mid-2015 such processors may have already been used by a few other manufacturers and the upcoming BlackBerry may not appear as awesome as it does now. Either way, it’s good to see that the company still has big ambitions.

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