HTC Desire 510: The First Android-Based Device to Feature a 64-bit Processor
It’s been a year since Apple came out with iPhone 5s – the world’s first smartphone to feature a 64-bit processor. Following its reveal, many Android users felt the need of an Android-based device to use the same architect. According to newly surfaced report, HTC has announced the very first Android-based device to feature the same ARMv8 technology also seen in Apple A7 chipset.
The Desire 510 not only employs the 64-bit processor, but also the first device to come with SnapDragon 410 which comprises of four Cortex A53 CPU cores at 1.2 GHz. Furthermore, it comes packed with Adreno 306 GPU that appears to be a slight modification of Adreno 305.
Note: For those of you who don’t know, a 64-bit processor allows a phone to make use of more than 4GB of memory, which HTC Desire 510 doesn’t contain.
One thing that differentiates the upcoming Desire 510 from Apple’s iPhone 5s is that it’s a budget-friendly phone. Featuring 4.7 inch FWVGA display with a resolution of 854 x 480, the said phone comes with 1GB of RAM, 5 mega-pixel rear camera and 0.3 mega-pixel VGA front-facing camera.
In addition to this, it’ll also feature 8GB of storage with an option of external MicroSD card, 2100mAh removable battery, 4G LTE, and a simplistic yet elegant design.
An interesting thing to note here is that Android 4.4 KitKat (which will be the operating system for the phone at launch) doesn’t provide support for 64-bit processors yet so users will have to wait for the new Android L update to see its full capabilities. Here are some of the specifications in detail:
SoC: MSM8916 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410
RAM/NAND: 1 GB RAM, 8GB NAND + microSD
Display: 4.7” FWVGA (854×480)
Network: 2G / 3G / 4G LTE (Qualcomm MDM9x25 UE Category 4 LTE)
Dimensions: 139.9 x 69.8 x 9.99mm, 158 grams
Camera: 5MP rear camera, .3MP/VGA FFC
Battery: 2100 mAh (7.98 Whr)
OS: Android 4.4 with Sense 6
Connectivity: 802.11b/g/n + BT 4.0, USB2.0, GPS/GNSS, DLNA
SIM Size: MicroSIM
Currently, there are no pricing details, but it’ll soon be available around Europe, Asia, and the United States to select carriers.
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