RIM has managed to keep most of the specs for the upcoming BlackBerry 10 devices secret. It wasn’t until last week that we finally saw them announce the standardized screen resolutions for the upcoming devices. The team over at BBOS has received word from a trusted source that the BlackBerry 10 devices will be launching with a the Snapdragon S4 SoC (System on a Chip) on board.
If you keep up to date on the Android platform state of affairs I am sure that you have heard of the S4 chip. It is a super powerful dual-core processor that has been shown to keep up to, or beat, quad-core chips. The exact model of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon that is rumored to being used is the MSM8960T. The other main selling feature of the S4 is the compatibility that the chipset enables for different carriers and cellular frequencies. The supported networks types are - LTE FDD/TDD CAT 3, SVLTE-DB, TD-SCDMA, Rel9 DCHSPA+, GSM/GPRS/EDGE, EGAL, 1x Adv., and 1x EV-DO Rev. A/B.
There are also rumors that RIM has been in talks with Qualcomm and that they have also started to look at the S5 chipset for future use in mid 2013. If this rumor turns out to be true I am really looking forward to getting my hands on a BlackBerry 10 device, as the S4 chipset is a true beast in the mobile front.