First 64-bit Android smartphone gets semi-confirmed - the HTC Desire 820
posted by Luis D. / Aug 25, 2014, 9:33 AM
It looks like we may have been on the right track, as 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 processor itself is a upper mid-range CPU that utilizes four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1GHz. Its visual crunching partner of choice is the Adreno 405 graphics unit. Eventually, the Snapdragon 615 will be succeeded by the Snapdragon 810, which will make use of Qualcomm's powerful Adreno 430 GPU and is designed for 2015's flagship Android devices. A glorious time to be alive, isn't it?
The HTC Desire 820 should be formally announced at September's IFA expo in Berlin, two weeks from now, and you can be sure that we'll be there to meet it in person!
via G For Games (thanks for the tip!)
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Good to see HTC coming up with latest hardware in their upcoming devices.
posted on Aug 25, 2014, 9:36 AM 9
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Yup... And i strongly believe that this could be the rumoured HTC Eye phone...
posted on Aug 25, 2014, 10:30 AM 1
i think if they release this phone with boom sound and a good screen 1080 not higher then i think this phone could be the phone to save htc money just rolls in think about it every person that knows nothing about phones and the phone sales people will be like ow wow its the first 64 bit phone and buy buy buy buy buy
posted on Aug 25, 2014, 5:43 PM 0
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Though unlikely, I'm hoping this device will be HTC's answer to the Galaxy Alpha, but less "premium" and competitively priced.
posted on Aug 25, 2014, 9:41 AM 4
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after years, finally android is catching up with latest armv8 instruction processor.
posted on Aug 25, 2014, 9:54 AM 1
apple jumped the gun before the dev market was able to use the 64 bit thats whey its only 11% faster then the 5s unless the dev world is ready all tech is pointless. i will take this one from apple fans android waited to perfect the 64 bit for power consumption and dev and new os overhaul
posted on Aug 25, 2014, 5:48 PM 0
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HTC should wait until Android L.
posted on Aug 25, 2014, 10:23 AM 0
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they can update when L will be available
posted on Aug 25, 2014, 10:48 AM 4
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Yaeee! Only two-and-a-half years after iPhone..."good job, congrats! :)
posted on Aug 25, 2014, 11:22 AM 0
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Ha, what? It's been less than a year since Apple made the switch to 64 bit.
posted on Aug 25, 2014, 12:04 PM 1
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The problem is that Apple is about to introduce second generation of full fledged top to bottom 64-bit platform, while this android phone is a rushed out 64-bit thingy, that will not see a bit of 64-bit code running on it this year. Can you pickup the difference ? Apple did a lot more than sticking an "64-bit" sticker to their product. If anti-Apple people can be content with an marketing sticker and shout around in happiness how "fast" the low-end phone making collaboration "leapfrogged" the company that is "years behind" makes me wonder if they can contradict themselves so well in real life as well. Yeah suddenly it's "just" a year but how many of you were excited to havens being 100% sure that an 64-bit galaxy S5 or a different 64-bit phone is comming out not that much behind the iPhone ?
posted on Aug 25, 2014, 2:11 PM 0
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