Chinese smartphone brand HTC has seemingly made public its intention to launch an Android smartphone driven by a 64-bit processor.
According to a GSMArena report, this smartphone will be the HTC Desire 820, and the device is likely to be launched at the IFA 2014, in Berlin.
The GSMArena report quotes various teaser photos that seemingly point at the HTC Desire 820, along with the tagline 'World's First Octa-core 64-bit smartphone.'
However, details regarding the octa-core processor's SoC have not surfaced yet, but according to various rumours, the SoC is expected to be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 which incorporates an octa-core processor that follows the 64-bit CPU architecture.
Also, going by the teaser images via GSMArena, a front camera-like device is clearly visible on the Desire 820.
The 64-bit CPU in Desire 820 will certainly be the USP of the smartphone, once the device goes official. Currently, major smartphones like the Apple iPhone 5S are driven by 64-bit chips.
Therefore, the HTC 820, once official, should do well to compete with the Apple iPhone 5S in terms of computing capability.