HTC Desire 820: World’s First 64-bit Android Teaser Leaked


HTC has had some ups and downs when it comes to smartphone success with a meteoric rise from what seemed like nowhere to then struggling to fight for the top spot in the UK from the likes of Apple and Samsung. One of the keys to HTC success has been the industry “firsts” that they have achieved such as giving us the very first Android phone and now it looks like they are about to become the first to give us the first 64-bit Android smartphone too.


The HTC Desire 820 has been hinted about before and has been the subject of a few leaks and whispers here and there but a recent leak seems to confirm HTC will in fact be delivering a 64-bit octacore smartphone in the very near future.


HTC Desire 820 Specifications


The leaked image gives us the first concrete evidence of the 64-bit Android smartphone coming to us from HTC and, sadly, that’s about all.


desire 820


Qualcomm has confirmed the device will be using their octacore Snapdragon 615 processor, the first to do so. This chip is at a higher end of the mid-range market which will be succeeded by the Snapdragon 810 for next years devices.


The Snapdragon 615 has four Cortex-A53 cores that work at 1.8GHz and a further four cores that have been clocked at 1GHz. All that power should make for impressive performance and this fits with the usual mid-range of the HTC Desire range of devices. Although this will be a mid-range device the new processor sets a new bar for the mid-range sector so we should see a number of devices from other manufacturers following this trend.


Apple already came to market with 64-bit smartphones but the HTC Desire 820 is set to be the first Android smartphone to give us 64-bit power.


The handset is expected to make its debut at the IFA 2014 expo in Berlin next month so we don’t have to wait too long to see what else HTC will be packing into the world’s first 64-bit Android smartphone. Android L and 64-bit phones are expected to be heavily featured in the event so we shall see if anyone else gives us something to think about in the 64-bit market too.


Do you think HTC can deliver a great device with the HTC Desire 820? Are you excited about the next step in smartphone power? Would you choose a 64-bit HTC smartphone over a Samsung or Apple device? Share your thoughts by commenting below or joining the conversation on Google+.


Written by: Carmel Brown

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