New BlackBerry phone with 64-bit octa-core chip to launch in September?
13th Feb 2014 | 23:15
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This device is said to have a 64-bit octa-core processor at the heart of its specs, and will be ready for September of this year, reports Pocket-lint through a trusted source.
BlackBerry was previously rumored to be working on an octa-core handset with a Snapdragon MSM8994 chip on board. It would pack an Adreno 430 GPU and 1600MHz 4GB RAM LPDDR3.
However, prior to today, this MSM8994-equipped phone was expected to release in 2015.
Now it's looking like the next flagship BlackBerry may be several months ahead of schedule and that it'll come with OpenGL support for bumped up graphics, shading and 3D visuals.
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