HTC is working on a 64-bit smartphone with an eight-core processor, according to a post from the company on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo. The Taiwanese electronics manufacturer’s current flagship phone, the HTC One M8 features a quad-core 32-bit setup powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.3GHz.
This new cryptic reveal outlines a list of HTC milestones, including its first Android device and first phone with a 1080p camera, which appears to be making room for HTC’s first 64-bit handset. There’s also a teaser image of a two-tone device’s front-facing or rear-facing camera, along with an indication of the phone being 64-bit. Qualcomm has a long-standing relationship with HTC and is in the process of developing 64-bit, eight-core processors. Although the Weibo post doesn’t specifically mention the chip maker by name, the company is a likely candidate.
The round corner sporting teaser device doesn’t exactly give off a high-end feel, so it’s possible that this handset could be more of a budget-friendly device, similar to HTC’s One E8 and Desire series. However, it could just be a placeholder picture until the company decides to have a more public showing. How about next month during IFA?