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HTC Teases 64-bit Octa-core Smartphone, Could Just be Mid-tier Snapdragon 615

HTC has posted a small teaser on a Chinese microblogging website, claiming to be working on a 64-bit octa-core-powered smartphone. Included with the tease is a glimpse of a phone we have not yet seen, but may actually end up being only a mid-range device. 

Given HTC does not make their own processors, we have to assume they are referring to a Qualcomm-made chip; likely the Snapdragon 615, which is a 64-bit octa-core processor that is to be featured in the upcoming Desire 820.

For anyone hoping it was going to be a beastly Snapdragon 810, which is also a 64-bit octa-core (but yielding much greater power over the 615), it would be too early to start talks of a One (M9) with a Snapdragon 810, only for the simple fact that HTC clearly has a device ready to manufacture (pictured below).

Given that a mid-range phone isn’t much fun to argue over, tell us down below what you might like to see in the One (M9) aka HTC’s 2015 flagship device. QHD? Snapdragon 808 or 810? 3GB+ of RAM? A decent camera? Let us know.


Via: Weibo
  • ben moliere

    I would like the M9 to make a few basic changes. For one, I would like to see them go all out and put Samsung smartphones where they belong, in the garbage. They have a great thing going with the Uni body…metal. keep that. Lose the grills in the front and drill tiny holes in a full frontal glass piece to replace the cgeam metallic look. That will in turn make the bezel less noticeable. The HTC logo in the front should be eliminated, instead move the logo on screen to replace the home logo retaining all the functions. And since the next android will be available in 64bits, they should consider the Qualcomm 810 chip.. 8UP Would be idea but improve on the dual system to have réal functions and mot gimmicks. 4gb RAM since we Would be working with a 64 bits processor…

  • Steviemac

    Blah, blah, 64 bit, picture above looks like the back of an iPhone… Hey HTC let’s jump on Apple’s magical dick and ride it all night long. Yeah baby!


    Copying Apple.

    Sad really™

  • M3D1T8R

    The M8 was nearly perfect. Just make the M9 exactly like the M8 except improve:
    Camera, and reduce bezels (make it <69mm wide and reduce or get rid of the black HTC logo bar). Upgrade to Snap 810 (64bit), 3-4GB ram. Keep the display 5" 1080 please. A high quality plastic build would be fine instead of metal if it helps reduce bezels. Just do the above and I'll buy it for sure.

  • alberteezy

    HTC M9 keep the m8 design. Get rid of the duo camera and put a good camera in there! Either a 8UP or 13MP with OIS Get rid of the black bar. Keep the screen at 5″ with a FHD display.

    • M3D1T8R

      LOL you wrote basically exactly what I wrote below. Hopefully HTC listens.

      • alberteezy

        Haha i think many of us wants this! Oh and if they really need an HTC logo in the front I always thought why not go creative and engrave it out in the front speaker holes. I think that would look awesome!! But now I’m over thinking things lol.

    • at

      Perhaps move the power button to the side and refine the bezel size.

      • alberteezy

        Yes forgot about this^^

        • LewisSD

          You should both apply to some at HTC.

          Go Bolts!

          • alberteezy

            Haha yeah we can probably come up with better ideas than what they are doing lol. Oh and heck yes bolt up!!

  • abqnm

    One thing to remember is that the flagship HTC One M7 had a Snapdragon 600.

  • MKader17

    Damn, I read 64 core phone. I’m really interested in the technology of having 64 small efficient processors in a phone to handle all the small tasks.

    • HarvesterX

      8 core, 64bit. The Tetra K1 has 192 cores though if you’re interested. Outperforms anything else out right now.


        Dual coar a7 beats it

  • Decacore

    Octocore always equals crap phone as of now.

    • HarvesterX

      Tetra K1 has 192 cores

  • monkeyboyep

    I know this goes against everything that seems to be coming out, but could I could see this as a Nexus 6? Simply for the fact Google would want the 64-bit processor to be the reference phone for Android L.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Thought Nexus 6 was going to be a Motorola Tablet……oH I mean phone

      • monkeyboyep

        I know! 5.9 is just massive. But imo, it doesn’t make sense for Google to release a phone with a processor that can’t showoff the software (64-bit architecture). Not that it matters in the grand scheme of things, but if it’s suppose to be a reference device, I’d bet on a mid range phone with a 64-processor than a flagship phablet.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    SO They’re back to releasing a shtton of phones? I thought they were trying to tone back and focus on their Flagship? . . .Either way only think I’m interested coming from HTC right now is that Nexus Tablet…other than that the M9….next year