Taiwanese manufacturer HTC is preparing to unveil the first 64-bit Android smartphone HTC Desire 820 at the IFA 2014 beginning next week. In addition, HTC is also expected to introduce two new smartwatches in September.

HTC had recently published a teaser pic on its Weibo account saying (Translated) “We look forward to the next one first HTC is ______? and hinting that it will be the HTC 820.

HTC Desire 820-1

The above pic gives the timeline when its previous devices first introduced the new technologies. For instance, HTC was the first to use Android OS in a smartphone in 2008 (HTC Dream), first to introduce 1080p display in 2012 (HTC Butterfly), first to use f/2 in an Android smartphone primary camera in 2012 (HTC One X) and so on.

Now HTC Desire 820 would be the first Android smartphone having a Qualcomm 64-bit processor. This has been officially confirmed by the company by posting the following pic with the tagline “# World’s first 8-core 64 phone # Yes, this is the first” (translated). Interestingly, a similar pic was posted by Qualcomm two days back.

HTC Desire 820 - feature

It was earlier thought that the HTC Desire 820 will sport an octa-core Snapdragon 615 CPU. However, a new leak by @upleaks suggests that HTC’ s new Desire 820 (codename A50) will host a Qualcomm MSM8916 64 bit quad-core Snapdragon 410 chipset clocked at 1.2GHz. Other specs revealed by @upleaks include a 5.5-inch HD display, 1.5GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, 13MP primary rear camera and 8MP front-facing camera. The device will pack a 2600mAh battery.

@upleaks has also leaked information about two upcoming HTC smartwatches – HTC WWY and HTC CWZ. These names appear to be the codenames of these smartwatches. HTC WWY will sport a 1.8-inch 32 x 160p display and a 100mAh battery. It will be water resistant with IP57 certification and may also pack in a fitness tracker. It will be launched sometime in September.

 

The HTC CWZ is an Android Wear smartwatch that will be released in September across North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Japan, Brazil, Korea and Taiwan. Since both the new HTC smartwatches will allegedly be launched in September, it is quite possible that the company will announce them at the IFA.

 

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