Currently, the most powerful smartphone made by BlackBerry is the Priv with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 SoC under the hood. This particular CPU is a hexa-core (six cores) processor, and the same CPU found under hood of the LG G4. If a leaked benchmark test is to be believed, the Canadian phone maker is working on a more powerful device – one that features a Samsung-made Exynos 7420 octa-core Soc. This is the same processor found under the hood of the highly-popular Samsung Galaxy S6.
Mystery BlackBerry with Exynos 7420 under the hood
The screenshot above shows a listing on the GFXBench benchmark database, which was spotted by SamMobile, a site renowned for leaking accurate information on yet to be announced Samsung devices. This time, however, it has uncovered information on a device made by BlackBerry.
The test reveals that the unannounced BlackBerry device features the Exynos 7420 SoC made by Samsung under the hood, coupled with 3 GB of RAM. This CPU is a 2.1 GHz octa-core processor with a Mali-T760 MP8 GPU.
The listing also reveals other specs. It reveals that the device features a 5.1-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD). Also on board is 32 GB of internal storage. Its camera combo consists of a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera to take care of snapping selfies and video chat. Lastly, it reveals that the device will run Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) out of the box.
As for the device’s design, this is yet to be determined. Recently, a render of an unannounced BlackBerry device leaked, showing a fixed QWERTY keyboard under the screen, unlike the slide-out keyboard like that on the Priv. That device has been code named “Vienna.” We’re guessing, however, that this isn’t the device leaked by GFXBench, as the Vienna’s screen doesn’t seem to be a 5.1-inch, but something smaller. In any case, it looks like the device will be another smartphone made by BlackBerry that runs Android.
Of course, since this is anything but official, take this information with a pinch of salt.
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