HTC Desire 820 to be the first 64-bit Android Smartphone?

Last week HTC teased what appears to be the Desire 820. A mid-tier handset which is expected to launch at IFA in Berlin early next month. The Taiwanese giant has teased as image with the number ‘820’ written on it – give rise to speculation about the upcoming device.

It didn’t take too long for HTC to almost confirm the Desire 820’s 64 bit-ness in another teaser image. Not just that, but Qualcomm itself joined the party by acknowledging the device as the first smartphone to use its octa-core Snapdragon 615 SoC. The Snapdragon 615 is an eight-core 64-bit processor intended for mid-range phones, sitting below the Snapdragon 808/810 and above the Snapdragon 410.

The phone has been officially confirmed via the HTC Weibo account though details are very scarce – all the teaser images really say is “64-bit” and “September 4”. The first image lists off the HTC firsts – first Android phone, first 1080p phone, first f/2.0 camera aperture and so on.
We’ll have to wait till September 4 to see what HTC have in bag for us.


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