First 64-bit HTC smartphone leaks: pics, specs

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We just got done telling you about HTC’s ambitions to capture the hearts (and wallets) of the US market with its affordable Desire line of Android phones, so it’s only fitting we dovetail that with another bit of Desire news that was going around this past weekend, as specs and a couple pics emerge of a purported Desire A11.

That’s presumably just a codename, and the details that accompany the leak describe the A11 as a 4.7-inch FWVGA phone with a 5MP main camera and running Android 4.4.2 – nothing special there, right? But then there’s this SoC, and as soon as we saw it IDed as a Snapdragon 410, our ears perked up.

The 410, you may recall, is one of Qualcomm’s first 64-bit SoCs, announced late last year. We’ve spotted evidence a couple month back that suggested Samsung was working on a mid-ranger of its own featuring this chip, and now we suppose we can add HTC to that list, as well.

The phone should lack the stereo BoomSound speakers we’ve seen on models like the Desire 816, and combined with the very low-res screen, it sure sounds like we’re looking at one extremely budget-priced phone – more so than other recent Desire models. Sprint’s named as a possible home for the A11, but as of now there’s still no word about a launch window.

Source: Upleaks (Twitter) 1,2,3
Via: GSM Arena

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!