Rumors Once Again Point to Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 for BlackBerry 10 Processors

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Way back during CES in January of this year we had Qualcomm showing off the MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 chip and then including RIM as one of their partners for its launch. This led to speculation that RIM would be using this new 28nm CPU in their upcoming BlackBerry QNX phones. RIM has been really cagey about the specs for BlackBerry 10 devices but Heins has promised that they will be competitive.

This is why it is no surprise to be hearing a rumor from BBOS that the first BlackBerry 10 phones will be packing Qualcomm’s S4 Pro MSM8960t processor. This is a 1.5Ghz-1.7Ghz dual core processor with Adreno 320 GPU and supports all the goodies including LTE, GSM/CDMA, and more. Its nice to see that RIM is going for these chips for BlackBerry 10 and hopefully they will help keep BlackBerry 10 competitive.

I know many people will immediately jump to asking when BlackBerry 10 will go quad core but personally I am more interested in what kind of battery life they will have. What do you think? (Img Credit: Engadget)

5 total comments on this postSubmit your comment!
  1. Battery life has always been an important factor for me. I hope that we’ll be pleasantly surprised.

  2. I miss those nuclear batteries in the old phones that lasted 10 days straight.

  3. battery battery battery battery.

  4. I agree with Amir on this. The days of a week between charges was sooooo nice. I do hope we’ll see at least 3-4 days with 10.

  5. The dual-core is the only S4 Pro with the radio included and because there is no need for a separate chip, you get better battery life.
    LG is about to release an awesome phone (720P display, 2GB RAM, 13MP camera) based on the quad-core version, but unless they include a rather large battery with the phone, most people who care about these things will be very disappointed.

    I can’t wait to see battery life benchmarks :)

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