64-bit chips are becoming a thing and we'll see more and more smartphones sporting those. HTC has already announced a 64-bit smartphone 2 days ago, Desire 510 which sport a Snapdragon 410 64-bit processor. Recent rumors have been pointing at an upcoming Desire 820 as the second HTC-made smartphone to feature a 64-bit processor. HTC teased a Desire 820 smartphone about a week ago, though they didn't exactly say it will feature a 64-bit chip.
@upleaks, a known leaker, added some more wood on that fire by tweeting out alleged specifications of said device. According to the leaker, the codename of this device is A50 and it will feature an MSM8916 chip, which is a 64-bit quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor made by Qualcomm. This chip will allegedly be clocked at 1.2GHz and along with the chip the device will sport 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. 5.5-inch HD 720p (1280 x 720) display will be HTC's panel of choice according to the leaker. 13-megapixel camera will be located at the back of the device with an 8-megapixel front-facing shooter for selfies and what not. 2600mAh battery will reportedly be powering this device.
As always, when it comes to rumors, take this news with a pinch of salt. @upleaks has a pretty decent track record despite the fact it hasn't been around for long, but still… It seems like Desire 820 will be a mid-range device (irony, 64-bit chip and being categorized as mid-range) in HTC's upcoming portfolio for 2015. Other than screen size to resolution ratio, this seems like a decent device and considering the screen size I guess it can be considered a phablet rather than a smartphone. HTC has 2 events scheduled for September, one pre-IFA and another one post-iFA. The former one will be held on September 4th as part of IFA in Berlin, while the latter one will take place on September 19th in New York. HTC is also expected to announce their Android Wear smartwatch at one of those 2 events. HTC Desire 820 will quite probably be unveiled on September 4th, though nothing is certain just yet. We'll find out soon enough.