HTC Confirms Desire 820 To Pack 64-bit Snapdragon 615 Chipset

By 07:39 Wed, 21 Jul 2021 Comments

64-bit smartphones are already a reality with the iPhone 5s while several manufacturers are competing to be the first to bring a 64-bit Android to market. HTC might claim that title with the mid-range Desire 820.

The phone has been officially confirmed via the HTC Weibo account though details are very scarce – all the teaser images really say is "64-bit" and "September 4". The first image lists off the HTC firsts – first Android phone, first 1080p phone, first f/2.0 capturing camera aperture and so on.

The second image is more fascinating and shows what appears to be the front-facing camera, off to the side of a front-facing speaker grill. Our Chinese is spotty but that gigantic "64" is hard to misinterpret.

HTC Desire 820 teaser images

The short text accompanying the second teaser image claims this is the "world's first octa-core 64-bit phone". If it's a elegant Qualcomm chipset then it must be the Snapdragon 615 – it has eight Cortex-A53 cores (the 64-bit replacement of the Cortex-A7) and a next-gen Adreno 405 GPU.

A previous rumor of the HTC A11 claimed a Snapdragon 410 chipset (quad Cortex-A53 with Adreno 306) but that may be a different mid-range Desire phone.

September 4 of course means HTC's IFA event where the company will create a bit for another "world's first" title.

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