HTC to launch 64-bit Desire 820 smartphone and two smartwatches at IFA
Recent rumours tipped by @upleaks have given us some idea of what to expect from HTC at IFA next week. The Taiwanese mobile manufacturer is set to reveal the Desire 820, which is supposedly going to be a 64-bit capable smartphone, along with two new smartwatches at the tradeshow in Berlin, reports AndroidAuthority.
Chipmaker Qualcomm has previously confirmed that it will be unveiling a “Snapdragon powered multi-core 64-bit smartphone” at IFA via its official Twitter account, using the same photo abstract image as HTC’s recent teaser.
— Qualcomm (@Qualcomm) August 28, 2014
Regarding the HTC Desire 820’s specs, @upleaks has kindly given us more information, claiming that the Desire 820 will have a quad-core 64-bit Snapdragon 410 (MSM-8916) clocked at 1.2GHz with just 1.5GB of RAM. This info clashes with previous speculation that the device will be powered by the more powerful octa-core Snapdragon 615 CPU.
HTC A50 is Desire820. MSM8916 64Bit 1.2GHz, 8GB ROM, 1.5GB RAM, 5.5″ HD, 13MP, 8MP, 2600mAh — @upleaks (@upleaks) August 29, 2014
Upleaks says Quad-core, but HTC says Octa-core
If we take a look at HTC’s own official teaser below, the Chinese writing states that the device in question will feature an octa-core CPU, meaning that @upleaks’ leak is probably incorrect. Further info from @upleaks state that the device will have a 5.5-inch 720 x 1280p resolution display, an 8MP front shooter, 13MP main shooter, 8GB storage and a 2,600mAh battery.
HTC is also reportedly bringing not just one, but two wearables to us at IFA, apparently internally codenamed WWY and CWZ. The WWY is said to have a 1.8-inch 32 x 100p display, is water resistant and comes with a 100mAh battery, likely to be a fitness tracker wearable. The CWZ is likely to be an Android Wear device which will become available in September in North America, Brazil, Europe and Asia.
We will remain dubious about some of these leaked specs until official releases are available to confirm @upleaks reliability. What is sure is that 3rd September is going to be a pretty busy day in tech land!