Any mobile device techie will tell you that 64-bit smartphones became a reality with the release of the iPhone 5S. However, no other phone maker has been able to produce a 64-bit smartphone that runs on Android.
Until now. Through its Weibo account, HTC has officially confirmed that the Desire 820, the mid-range phone they're currently developing, is 64-bit. As can be seen in the teaser images posted in the HTC Weibo account, the captions read "64-bit" and "September 4". The first of the teaser images also enumerates the phone maker"s groundbreaking accomplishments -- first Android phone, first f/2.0 aperture, first 1080p smartphone, etc.
As for the second teaser image, it appears to show the front-facing camera, as well as a front-facing speaker grill. Although all captions are rendered in Chinese characters, it's hard to ignore the "64" text in large font size.
The short caption on the second teaser image states that the Desire 820 is "the world's first octa-core 64-bit phone". If the device's chipset is a Qualcomm chipset, then there's a good chance that it's the Snapdragon 615, which has eight Cortex-A53 cores -- the 64-bit upgrade of the Cortex-A7 -- and a next-gen Adreno 405 GPU. Even though Qualcomm has not released any more information about these chipsets, they're expected to bring improved performance to any mobile device that uses them. Because of this, excitement for the Snapdragon's true capabilities is very much high. There were earlier rumors that the HtC A11 featured a Snapdragon 410 chipset (quad Cortex-A53 with Adreno 306) but that may be an entirely separate type of mid-range Desire phone.
Many expect the Desire 820 to be featured by HTC in its upcoming event in September 4, during this year's Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin. Enthusiasts no doubt are hoping to get more information about the specifications and capabilities of the yet-to-be-released phone, let alone catch a sneak peek of its appearance.
HTC may not be the biggest manufacturer of Android phones in the world today, but the Taiwan-based company does have a habit of introducing and adopting features never before seen in any handset. For instance, back in 2008, HTC was the first phone maker to incorporate the Android operating system to the smartphone, specifically with the release of its HTC Dream (aka T-Mobile G1). Some years later, with the original HTC Butterfly phone, HTC introduced the first phone to boast a 1080p display screen. And let's not forget the HTC One X, which became the first Android device to utilize a primary camera with an f/2.0 aperture. With the Desire 820 phone, HTC appears to be reverting to its old habit. And if this new mid-range phone proves to be a hit upon release, HTC may find itself with a habit that's a bit hard to break.
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