One of several Blackberry buildings located on Phillip St. in Waterloo, Ont., home of the beleaguered smartphone company. Prem Watsa is seeking to buy the company which has seen shares dropping while it struggles to maintain market share and user base. (Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail)

Samsung hit the jackpot with the Exynos 7420 chipset – it was hailed as one of the best performing chipsets of the year, as well as being the most stable. All of Samsung’s current flagships and high-end devices use this chipset, and even the high-flying Meizu Pro 5 smartphone used it. But what is this news that we’re getting? Is BlackBerry testing a high-end device with an Exynos proc?

GFXBench data shows a purported BlackBerry device coded as STV100-1 has been tested, and it shows some premium level specs. The device has a 5.5-inch QHD display, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage and it all runs on Android 5.1.1, using the aforementioned Exynos 7420 proc. See the data below.


For all intents and purposes, this is a bit short on the viability and practicality side. BlackBerry just launched its new Android flagship phone in the BlackBerry Priv. I doubt the Canadian company has the resources to launch another high-end Android phone. Now do I think they would endanger the Priv’s already tenuous chances at success by launching another device that might compete with the Priv.


Actually, the device specs run very close to a Samsung Galaxy S6, and editing the “build.prop” file on a phone can be done so that the benchmark data will show a different name. Without any further confirmation, this might just be someone playing with a Galaxy S6 to make it look like a new BlackBerry product. OR, it could actually be real – but the company needs to confirm that.

VIA: Sam Mobile