Additional Desire smartphone may be announced next month
Qualcomm confirmed earlier this month that the first smartphones equipped with a 64-bit chipset should make it to market by the end of this year.The Snapdragon 615 system-on-chip is meant for mid-range smartphones and accommodates an octa-core processor and a fairly upgraded Adreno graphics processing unit.
Less than a week ago, details on one of the first smartphones to pack a Snapdragon 615 system-on-chip leaked online. As reported in a previous article, HTC Desire 820 might be the first smartphone equipped with a 64-bit chipset, but the information wasn’t confirmed by the Taiwanese company at that time.
However, it looks like more info on the matter has just leaked directly from China’s Weibo network, which seems to confirm that HTC is indeed planning a smartphone based on the 64-bit architecture.
Spotted by the folks over at GSMArena, the upcoming HTC Desire 820 has been teased once again in a picture that shows its front camera and highlights some of the features that will be included.
HTC’s IFA 204 press conference scheduled for September 4 will be very interesting, considering that the company is expected to launch several Desire smartphones.
The yet unannounced Desire 820 may be the most advanced of the entire family thanks to its Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset. That means that the smartphone will be equipped with an octa-core Cortex-A53 processor and an Adreno 415 graphics processing unit.
Previous rumors claim that HTC will also launch another Desire smartphone condenamed A11, which will be powered by a Snapdragon 410 chipset, which accommodates a quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU and an Adreno 305 graphics processing unit.
Little is known about these Desires handsets, but according to the recent leak coming directly from China, the Desire 820 will be advertised as the first smartphone to be equipped with a 64-bit chipset.
Given the fact that it’s a Desire family smartphone, the 64-bit smartphone is likely to be priced lower than a high-end HTC device. However, we do fear that the Taiwanese company will want to capitalize on this idea of owning the first 64-bit handset available on the market and will price it higher than anyone would expect.
That will probably hurt Desire 820’s sales from the start, which is why we hope that HTC will price it aggressively in order to attract as many customers as possible.
While HTC Desire 820 is likely to be officially unveiled on September 4 during IFA 2014 trade fair, we expect more details on the unannounced smartphone to pop up online in the next couple of days, so stay tuned for more info on the matter.