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.