Canadian company BlackBerry recently unveiled a BlackBerry Priv smartphone that runs on the most popular Android OS.
This is the first time this has ever happened in the history of BlackBerry and Android, but it seems it was just the beginning of a long journey between the two. Rather than just stick on its prowess for the manufacture of its next device, it seems BlackBerry will be joining efforts with Samsung to unleash a next-gen smartphone flagship that is aimedat the elites.
According to reports coming from online benchmarking tool known as GFXBench, there is a possible merger between Samsung and BlackBerry with the result being a smartphone model that has currently been identified as STV100-1. The phone is expected to feature a WQHD display screen, a 15MP snapper on the rear and it will be powered by Samsung’s Exynos processor, probably the 7420 chipsets.
Earlier this year, rumors began surfacing with claims that Samsung and BlackBerry were working on a new smartphone together. However, we are yet to see this partnership materialize as BB went ahead and rolled out a BlackBerry Priv without involving Samsung.
Even though this rumor has yet to materialize, it would not have been the first time these two companies have worked together. Earlier this year, the two came together and created a SecuTab based on Samsung Galaxy S 10.5. The device is installed with the hyped secure features from BlackBerry 10 OS, app wrapping technology from IBM as well as Samsung Knox for encryption of the device.
Now that Samsung’s Exynos 7420 is expected to feature on this new Android-powered STV100-1 smartphone, it will still not be the first time a Samsung-based chipset is appearing on devices other than Samsung-made. In September this year, a Chinese manufacturer by the name of Meizu came in with a handset known as Pro 5, featuring a 5.7 inch Super AMOLED display screen technology as well as the same Exynos 7420 that we expect for the new phone. This same chipset is found in some of the South Korean giant’s latest flagships, among them Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
There is no definite news of the exact name this device might debut with. Furthermore, there is no mention of when we can expect to see this device, but a possible timing would be early next year when Samsung also reveals its upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7.