Qualcomm teases ‘multi-core 64-bit’ smartphone is on its way to IFA

by: Andrew GrushAugust 28, 2014


While the first 64-bit capable Qualcomm-powered Android handset appears to be the recently announced HTC Desire 510 with its Snapdragon 410 processor, that’s not the only 64-bit treat heading our way from HTC.

HTC has been teasing the Desire 820 since last week, with plans to reveal the device at IFA, and just a few days ago they even released a set of teaser images confirming the fact the handset would offer up a 64-bit processor. Now Qualcomm has begun teasing the device as well, releasing the above picture with the message “We’re thinking about your future: a #Snapdragon powered multi-core 64-bit smartphone is headed to IFA Berlin”.

The teaser image above perfectly matches a teaser image for the Desire 820, not to mention it clearly follows HTC’s style. As for what chip? While nothing is official, several reports claim that the Desire 820 will feature an octa-core Snapdragon 615. It’s unclear whether this will be the only phone announced at IFA to rock a 64-bit chipset, though we wouldn’t be too surprised if there are a few other 64-bit smartphones from other OEMs as well.

What do you think, excited to see what HTC and Qualcomm show off at IFA? Either way, this is just the beginning of the 64-bit mobile revolution.

  • Meatloafers

    2nd gen is always the best. :)

  • MasterMuffin

    What’s the point of making a 64-bit phone before Android L? HTC again rushing to be the first for no other purpose than to add it to their list of firsts.

    • Fabian Taveras

      Well bro the phone will likely be upgraded to L I mean it would be pretty dumb to put a 64-bit processor if your not getting L?

      • Simos Katsiaris

        android is 64 bit ready since 4.0.4

        • fahadayaz

          It is?

          • Simos Katsiaris

            sorry for the late reply, yes, it is, also all arm cpu with v7 can use up to 128 GB ram with no issues, the difference we will see on v8 and the 803/5 is that we will able to do double the calculation, you see unlike intel(yes also some old amd, they are called CISC architecture cpu btw ) arm(RISC architecture cpu) was designed from the get go to do one instruction at every circle and use big cache and ram with as less power as possible thous we only get faster arithmetic calculations out of the 64 bit

    • GagaScrewer

      To be ready for an Android L upgrade later on.

      • Smuti

        And you’re seriously expecting HTC updating it’s lower midrange?

        • Bushido Brown

          true, but you will prob find a rom weeks after L is released

  • Hotbod Handsomeface

    64-bit Motorola Nexus X = creamed pants.

  • Jayfeather787

    The picture looks like the back of an iphone 5! Why would Qualcomm do that?!!

    • Guest

      It’s front of HTC Desire 820.

      • Jayfeather787

        Oh… Whoops

  • wmsco1

    Will play store apps work? Or be limited till more come out for the 64 bit. Battery, how much ram is required to run smoothly? Lots of questions. Waiting on reviews. Would like to see top of the line 64 bit flagship with the latest technology for comparison against flagship Android devices to see the difference.

  • Noel

    Will be excited if the device comes with minimal bezels and all the usual wasted space upfront logo bar and all will be banished.

  • Aar0nC

    i wonder when will we start seeing phones with the 810 processor.

  • Eddy

    The Desire 820 features a 5.5-inch display with a 720p resolution. It comes with 16GB of inbuilt memory which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. The dual-SIM device runs Android KitKat out-of-the-box with HTC’s Sense 6 UI skin on top. It boasts of a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front-facing snapper. The device is backed by a 2600mAh battery.