HTC Desire 510 Smartphone Could Be the First 64-Bit ARM Android Device

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We’ve had 64-bit ARM servers for a few months, but the first consumer grade 64-bit ARM products should be smartphones, starting with HTC Desire 510. This entry-level / mid-range phone will feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 ARM Cortex A53 processor with 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, and a 4.7″ display with 854 x 480 resolution.

HTC_Desire_510HTC Desire 510 technical specifications:

  • SoC – Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad core ARM Cortex A53 processor @ 1.2Ghz with Adreno 306 GPU
  • System Memory – 1GB RAM
  • Storage – 8GB + micro SD slot (up to 128GB)
  • Display – 4.7″ FWVGA display (854×480)
  • Cellular Networks
    • 2G/2.5G – GSM/GPRS/EDGE – 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    • 3G/3.5G – WCDMA – 850/900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps
    • 4G – LTE – B3/B7/B20
    • micro SIM
  • Connectivity – 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS + GLONASS
  • Camera – 5MP rear camera, 0.3MP front camera
  • USB – micro USB 2.0 port
  • Sensor – Accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor
  • Battery – 2,100 mAh Li-Ion battery. Talk time (3G): 17 hours. Standby time (3G): Up to 646 hours.
  • Dimensions – 139.9 x 69.8 x 9.99 mm
  • Weight – 158 grams

HTC Desire 510 runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat with HTC Sense software including BlinkFeed and support for HTC’s Dot View case. I’m not even sure it’s running a 64-bit version of Android 4.4 (is there one?), so it will hopefully be upgrade to Android L in due time.

There’s currently no information about price, but it should be available soon. Other upcoming phones based on Snapdron 410 64-bit processor include Huawei G621, Lenovo A805e, and Samsung Galaxy Mega 2. Devices is more powerful ARM Cortex A57 cores should be available in 2015.

Via Liliputing

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I’m wondering if 64bit ARM means the kernel will at least be able to work with a standard kernel, at least for the basic stuff.

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I mean just like x86 where if you run the mainline kernel on a new CPU that it has no idea about it at least boots up to a certain point. I guess unified kernel without a device tree using ACPI are the technical terms ( if I got it right ).

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