The A11 could be one of HTC’s first 64-bit smartphones

by: Bogdan PetrovanAugust 11, 2014


Now that Evan Blass announced his retirement, there’s a competition going on to replace @evleaks as the Internet’s go-to source of mobile-related leaks. Among the contenders is Twitter user @upleaks, a Beijing-based leaker endorsed by Blass himself.

@upleaks’ latest scoop is alleged info on a mid-range HTC device codenamed A11 that will feature a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor. The device will reportedly be available in the US through Sprint, though probably not as an exclusive, and will be part of the mid-range Desire family, along the likes of Desire 610 and Desire 816.

The A11 will feature a 4.7-inch 854 x 480 display, a Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 processor, a 5MP rear camera, and Android 4.4.2 with Sense 6.

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While the two images that supposedly show the A11 reveal a resemblance with the HTC One (M8), the mid-ranger won’t feature the M8’s iconic BoomSound speakers, according to @upleaks.

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The Snapdragon 410 will probably be Qualcomm’s first 64-bit to hit the market, ahead of the higher end Snapdragon 808 and 810, which are only expected in early 2015. Comprising four Cortex A53 cores spinning at up to 1.4GHz, an Adreno 306 GPU, and a LTE Category 4-capable model, the Snapdragon 410 will be the processor of choice for mid-range devices coming over the twelve months. Qualcomm did not offer an estimated release date for the first devices running on the 410; the chip was announced in December 2013 and samples of it are currently distributed to OEMs.

  • pseudo

    no boomsound and yet it still has the large bits at the top and bottom? A bit pointless

    • MasterMuffin

      If it means big battery and a low price, I don’t see a problem :)

      • crutchcorn

        Just what I keep saying

  • Mike Reid

    I read title as HTC ALL…

    HTC One
    HTC All
    HTC Everything
    HTC Multiverse

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t the point of a 64 bit processor is to further improve ram and other kinds of storage? Why would they have it on entry level products when it won’t actually take advantage of the benefits due to costs. Please correct me if I’m wrong.

    • Geak007

      64 bits improves a lot of other features as in the speed they operate, maily becous a normal 32bit proc cant work with more than 2 cores.
      so its actualy pretty cewl whats going on here…

    • Geak007

      the article listed here is actualy incorrect. becous the 64bit multi core proccesors from nvidia are used a lot in smart phones already…