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BlackBerry has never been one of those companies that made its own chipsets, rather it has relied upon companies like Qualcomm to provide the processing power for its handsets. It appears that for its next handset the company might be looking towards Samsung to provide the crucial processing components, at least that’s what seems like a possibility as an unknown BlackBerry device seemingly powered by the Samsung Exynos 7420 processor has been spotted on GFXBench.

Samsung’s Exynos 7420 processor first hit the market with the company’s 2015 flagships, it was rumored widely earlier this year that Samsung had gone with its own processor after not being satisfied by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810’s performance aside from concerns about overheating issues.

That said, the Exynos 7420 is a powerhouse in its own right, and aside from Samsung the processor has also been used by Chinese OEM Meizu for its Pro 5 smartphone. Could BlackBerry be next in line?

A BlackBerry handset bearing model number STV100-1 has been spotted on GFXBench which reveals that its powered by the 64 bit Exynos 7420 octacore processor with 3GB RAM, 32GB onboard storage, Android 5.1.1 as well as a 5.1 inch Quad HD display.

If the specifications feel a bit similar that’s because they don’t appear to be really that different from that of the Galaxy S6, which begs the question, does this unknown BlackBerry actually exist or has someone just edited the build.prop file just to have fun at BlackBerry’s expense?

We’ll have to wait and see to find out.

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