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HTC teases the unveiling of ‘world’s first’ octa-core 64-bit smartphone on September 4

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HTC has sent out invites for a September 4th event at IFA — and now it seems like what we’re going to see will be the “world’s first” Android smartphone powered by an octa-core 64-bit processor, according to a teaser from the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer on its Weibo page.


An octa-core 64-bit chipset should technically add a lot more speed to the phone. Previously, the company already hinted in another Weibo posting that its next smartphone is codenamed “820,” which is reportedly a successor to the Desire 816, according to Focus Taiwan.

HTC is making a big play for emerging markets this year as it seeks to reverse its losses, and part of its strategy includes launching devices with a variety of price points to capture more potential customers. The 820 handset is no doubt another bid to appeal to more users, and claiming to be the “world’s first” such device is bound to gain some attention.

Details are still vague now, but we will know more when it is unveiled at the IFA electronics show in Berlin next week.

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Published August 26, 2014 — 09:24 UTC