BlackBerry could release a new 64-bit smartphone in February, according to Pocket-lint’s trusted source.
The mystery device will apparently land with a 64-bit octa-core processor, which matches up with previous speculation of an eight-core Snapdragon MSM8994 chip being used.
An Adreno 430 GPU and 4GB of RAM are also on the cards, making for quite a powerful device indeed.
While the iPhone 5s‘ 64-bit chip is required for its Touch ID Home button fingerprint sensor, there’s currently little else the 64-bit chip itself offers apart from app future-proofing and the ability to use more than 4GB of RAM.
Will a high-end phone alone be enough to save the troubled company? Our hearts want to say yes, but there’s a hell of a lot of work to be done.
We might find out more at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, so stay tuned.