HTC confirms Desire 820 to pack 64-bit Snapdragon 615 chipset
64-bit smartphones are already a reality with the iPhone 5s while several manufacturers are competing to be the first to bring a 64-bit Android to market. HTC might claim that title with the mid-range Desire 820.
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.
The second image is more interesting and shows what appears to be the front-facing camera, off to the side of a front-facing speaker grill. Our Chinese is spotty but that big "64" is hard to misinterpret.
The short text accompanying the second teaser image claims this is the "world's first octa-core 64-bit phone". If it's a Qualcomm chipset then it must be the Snapdragon 615 – it has eight Cortex-A53 cores (the 64-bit replacement of the Cortex-A7) and a next-gen Adreno 405 GPU.
A previous rumor of the HTC A11 claimed a Snapdragon 410 chipset (quad Cortex-A53 with Adreno 306) but that may be a different mid-range Desire phone.
September 4 of course means HTC's IFA event where the company will make a bit for another "world's first" title.
The Snapdragon 615 chipset isn't that great. It's actually using a low end core design. Think of the 615 as something comparable to Apple's A7 chips used on the iPhone 5S. The Snapdragon 808/810 is supposed to compare to the Apple A8, but they are...
- 2014-12-05 17:13
Hi I have one Question to ask it had 64-bit Snapdragon 615 chipset. Is this supports all app and how its works and may 64 bit will gets Ram slow..? clarify me plese
- 2014-09-15 09:31
people are so used to addition they should know that a 64bit 615 chip is like a 32bit 1230 chip. but i think there's something else coming with this phone. We'll just have to wait and see come September 4.
- 2014-08-30 17:59