BlackBerry and Foxconn have recently teamed up and are expected to produce a slew of BlackBerry-related products at an affordable price, but what about BlackBerry customers who are looking forward to something higher end? What if BlackBerry users wanted a phone that would be able to rival the likes of Android? Well according to the rumors, BlackBerry users could get their wish as soon as 2015 as the folks at N4BB have claimed that according to their sources, BlackBerry could be planning a 64-bit octa-core handset for next year. Based on their report, the alleged device will be powered by Qualcomm’s MSM8994 chipset which is a octa-core 64-bit chipset with the potential to hit up to 2.5GHz per core with a 4MB L2 cache.

Other features of the MSM8994 include 1600MHz 4GB RAM LPDDR3 PoP and will come with an Adreno 430 500MHz GPU. Unfortunately the specs of the phone (or phones) that BlackBerry will use the MSM8994 with remain unknown, but it’s good to know that despite reports of BlackBerry axing plans for newer BlackBerry 10 devices that they have not completely given up on developing higher-end phones at the same time. In fact the recently leaked BlackBerry Ontario would be proof of that. In any case who else is looking forward to a 64-bit octa-core BlackBerry handset in 2015?