BlackBerry device sporting Samsung Exynos 7420 SoC caught in benchmark
BlackBerry’s first Android-running smartphone is the Priv, and it’s powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 808 chipset. However, it looks like the Canadian smartphone maker could be looking to diversify its chipset suppliers for future Android-powered offerings.
That’s because a BlackBerry handset running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and sporting Samsung’s Exynos 7420 SoC has been spotted in the database of GFXBench. Before we go on however, do keep in mind that this may just be the work of someone with too much time on her or his hands.
On the other hand, there’s also the possibility that BlackBerry really is testing a prototype with the Samsung chip best known for being inside the S6 series. The handset features a 5.1-inch QHD touchscreen, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 16 MP rear camera, and a 5 MP selfie snapper.
These could be the specs of one of the next BlackBerry phones running Android, or they might just be ‘borrowed’ from the Galaxy S6 by someone who simply changed the model’s name.