RUMOR: HTC Desire 820 to be First 64-bit Android Smartphone from HTC

Desire 610 AH-13

We’ve been hearing a lot about the HTC Desire 820 lately. HTC recently brought back their Desire line earlier this year. Which up until this year, was only really available outside of the US. However, there are two Desire phones from 2014 available here in the US on AT&T and Virgin Mobile. The Desire line of smartphones is basically their mid-range and low-end devices, and they sell quite well actually.

Now there’s the Desire 820, which is rumored for an IFA 2014 unveil. Which HTC does have  a press conference on September 4th. So there’s that. We’re expecting their Android Wear smartwatch at the same time, but this article is focused more on the Desire 820. According to a few sources, it looks like it’ll be the first to be a 64-bit smartphone. The latest source coming out of G For Games, which is usually right on target with leaks and such. And actually the leak really comes from Qualcomm, we’ll explain.

Qualcomm posted the picture at the top of this article. Which all but confirms that the HTC Desire 820 will feature a 64-bit Qualcomm chip. Said to be the Snapdragon 615. Qualcomm also hashtagged “#615″ in their post on Weibo. Which leads us to believe that this is indeed for the Snapdragon 615. Well one thing is for sure, we’ll find out at IFA in about a week’s time. HTC’s event is set for September 4th in Berlin. And we’ll be here covering that event as always!

While HTC’s Desire 820 won’t really be able to take full advantage of the 64-bit Snapdragon 615 chip just yet, it will be ready for Android L, which we expect to launch sometime this fall (likely around Halloween as the last 3 years the new Nexus has). How many of you are interested in the HTC Desire 820? Be sure to let us know in the comments down below.

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