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