HTC teases something with "820", possibly a 64-bit Desire 820 smartphone

HTC teases something with
It was only yesterday when we were invited by HTC to "save the date" for the company's "IFA Breakfast". Rumors have been swirling that HTC will be bringing forth a 64-bit Android smartphone in time for the annual IFA expo in Berlin. Next, we published the story of Qualcomm's leaked product map that shows its mid-range 64-bit processors are almost ready to start rolling off the fab. 

The HTC rumor makes even more sense with this revelation into account, and now the company posted a teaser image on Weibo, which shows the digit "820". It's known that the only HTC products with three-digit names are its Desire series of low and mid-tier phones, which leads us to the conclusion that HTC is possibly preparing a Desire 820 phone based on Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 610 or 615 chips. 

Looking at the "8" in its name, the Desire 820 might as well go for the octa-core Snapdragon 615, but that's purely speculative. Besides, the latest phone in the series, the Desire 816, has a quad-core CPU. If HTC wants to keep the price down, it will probably go for the quad-core Snapdragon 610.

HTC is known for its pursuit towards being the first to bring cutting-edge technology to its smartphones. After all, this is the company that made the first consumer Android smartphone, launched the first smartphone with a 1080p display, and experimented with UltraPixel cameras to the dismay of some consumers. If there's one company we'd bet on coming up with the first 64-bit Android phone, it's HTC. We'll see what the future holds on September 4th.



1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Hexacore or possibly 6XX chips.

2. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Has a mclaren p1 on it... u sure it is not microsoft?

3. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Basically every image shows something faster. Yeah that's what Android L and 64-bit CPU does when combined. I will be having hard time deciding between Lumia 830 and this.

6. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Though that is a mclaren p1 and almost like a forza sure it is android L and not MS? MS kernel is 64bit ready has been since 8 was introduced, also supports 64cores. Considering most apps are most likely written in C# it will be handled by clr, from my understanding that is. But wouldnt be surprised if it wasn't Android L and HTC being the first to bring it.

4. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

*waits for JakeLee to tell us how 64 bit on Android will suck*

5. brar.arsh

Posts: 202; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Missing @evLeaks already!

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