HTC has published an image of HTC Desire 820 on their Weibo account. The image indicates that HTC Desire 820 can be the first Android smartphone to use a 64 Bit processor.
HTC says that they will have the world’s first octa-core 64-bit smartphone. HTC posted two images on Weibo, the first shows a top corner of the upcoming device along with some text in Chinese that seemingly confirms a 64-bit chip and a September 4 launch date.
The second image lists a number of other HTC firsts including the first ever Android device back in 2008 and its unique UltraPixel camera.
The post suggests, the smartphone will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615. Snapdragon goes 64-bit.
The Snapdragon 615 is an eight-core 64-bit processor planned for mid-range phones, below the Snapdragon 808/810 and above the Snapdragon 410.
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 partner is the Adreno 405 graphics unit.
The Snapdragon 810 will be successor of Snapdragon 615, which will use Qualcomm’s powerful Adreno 430 GPU and is designed for 2015’s flagship Android devices.
The HTC Desire 820 will be announced , two weeks from now at September’s IFA expo in Berlin.
HTC has not yet revealed the features of Desir 820, but it will be slight step up from the Desir 816, which packs a 5.5-inch 720p display, a 2600mAh battery and a 13-megapixel rear camera.
The iPhone 5S and iOS 7 already use 64-bit processor. But 64-bit Android will let phones make use of even more RAM.