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.
- 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.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
4 Replies to “HTC Desire 510 Smartphone Could Be the First 64-Bit ARM Android Device”
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.
What do you mean by standard kernel? Mainline kernel? Unified kernel (one for several platforms)?
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 ).