HTC working on a mid-range Desire smartphone with 64-bit chip


HTC is apparently looking to enter the 64-bit smartphone market later this or early next year. The device codenamed A11 won’t be a high-end model, but a mid-end one, boasting Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916) System-On-Chip that rocks four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.4GHz plus an Adreno 306 GPU.

Rest of the rumored specs include a 4.7-inch FWVGA (480×854) touchscreen, a 5-megapixel rear camera sans flash, and a VGA front snapper. According to UPleaks, this unit will run Android 4.4.2 KitKat right from the get-go and perhaps get the Android L update at a later date.

As any other device from the Desire series, the A11 won’t have a pair of front-facing speakers which remain reserved for higher-end models from the One series.

It’s still unclear how much this HTC phone will cost, but chances are it won’t break anyone’s bank. Moreover, we would assume many other handset makers will be quick to join the 64-bit party with similar devices of their own.

As usual, we’ll be on the lookout for additional details and get back to you as soon as we have something new to add. Stay tuned in the meantime, k?

  • Noel

    All i have to say is HTC got to figure a way to win themselves off the huge top and bottom bezel train. It is ridiculous…they make all these amazing devices but yet taint them with these

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