It looks like Qualcomm is striking new deals every day. After recent reports that the next LG superphone will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset, we’ve just received amazing news for BlackBerry fans.
A “reliant source” told folks over at BlackBerryOS
that the first BlackBerry 10 smartphones will be equipped with Qualcomm S4 Pro MSM8960T processors.
We don’t have any other details on this one for the moment, so it will be interesting to see whether RIM will choose a quad-core processor
or a dual-core CPU for its first BlackBerry 10 devices.
However, we’re pretty sure that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro processor is all about gaming, especially due to the fact that it comes with an Adreno 320 graphics processing unit, which provides full support for ultimate game engines such as Epic and Unity.
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro offers an all-in-one solution, which means it integrates the Adreno 320 GPU, processor, as well as support for other communication technologies such as LTE FDD/TDD CAT 3, SVLTE-DB, TD-SCDMA, Rel9 DCHSPA+, GSM/GPRS/EDGE, EGAL, 1x Adv., and 1x EV-DO Rev. A/B.
It is also worth mentioning that the S4 Pro processor packs support for 5.1 surround sound playback, along with up to four microphones, users can record sound from any direction.
The new partnership between Qualcomm
and RIM will probably make BlackBerry enthusiasts very happy knowing that they will be able to handle powerful devices no later than Q1 2013.
RIM is expected to launch around 6 new BlackBerry 10 devices next year, with different configurations, so we will know more as we get closer to official announcements.
In the same piece of news, Qualcomm’s officials let it slip the company plans to launch their Snapdragon S5 chipset in mid-2013, though they have yet to reveal any technical details on their upcoming all-in-one mobile solution.