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HTC to unveil world's first octa-core, 64-bit smartphone

2014/08/25 22:38:20

Taipei, Aug. 25 (CNA) HTC Corp. confirmed Monday it will launch the world's first Android smartphone using an octa-core 64-bit processor on Sept. 4, trying to steal spotlights ahead of the annual IFA electronics trade show in Germany.

The next HTC handset is codenamed with "820" as the company hinted in its teaser images posted on its Twitter-like Sina Weibo microblog in China.

The Taiwanese smartphone maker has sent out media invitations for a press conference in Berlin, Germany on Sept. 4, which will be hosted by Chang Chia-lin, HTC's president of global sales and chief financial officer.

The new HTC "820" phone is reportedly a successor to the mid-tier HTC Desire 816, which has gained popularity in emerging markets like China due to its decent hardware specifications and a low price tag.

Typically found in personal computers, 64-bit processors allow computers -- and now even mobile devices -- to use more physical memory and improve the user experience.

Apple Inc. rolled out the world's first 64-bit A7 chip in its iPhone 5S and iPad in the second half of 2013.

(By Jeffrey Wu)
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