First benchmark results for the 64-bit Snapdragon 615-packing HTC Desire 820 are here

After a period of teasers from both HTC and Qualcomm, the two's efforts finally materialized just minutes ago at IFA 2014. The just announced HTC 820 is a reason for both parties to be proud -- HTC has the world's first 64-bit Android handset, and Qualcomm is the one supplying the Snapdragon 615 chip in question.

Obviously, quite a few people are curious to find out exactly what kind of performance can be expected from the new silicon, and, preferably, on an actual, real device and not a test one. So we wasted no time and ran two important benchmarks on one of the Desire 820 units in the demo area -- GFXBench and Vellamo Metal. Judging by those, the Snapdragon 615 is very capable, and brings performance improvements over now discontinued Snapdragon 600.

See for yourself.

Keep in mind that the Desire 820 we tested was a demo unit. Performance may differ from that of a retail unit.

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Desire 820
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    HTC Sense UI


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