HTC readying the Desire 820 with a 64-bit, eight-core SoC

By Scorpus ยท 4 replies
Aug 26, 2014
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  1. While Apple might have been first to ship a 64-bit SoC in a smartphone with the iPhone 5s, other manufacturers are gearing up to race to ship the first Android device with a 64-bit SoC inside. A few previous reports...

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  2. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,310   +651

    What REAL world benefit would we see from something like this? I have a "slow" midrange phone that
    has a Snapdragon 400, and it's VERY fast for what I do. Are we approaching the "megahertz" race again with smartphone processors? I mean, I can open apps, run apps, close, switch between them at a blink of an eye? How much faster is fast enough.
    I think a lot of this is just marketing to get people to jump onboard newer devices.
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  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    That's just the way things work in the hi tech world. Did you ever miss a smartphone before they were created? Would you go back to using 16 bit Win 95? Of course not, the same thing applies here, you can't stop progress.You may not need a 64 bit proc in your phone right now but sooner rather than later you will.
  4. Littleczr

    Littleczr TS Addict Posts: 439   +86

    I disagree with you. I think a longer battery life would be more enticing to customers. This is a case of that resembles "Jaguar" the video game console, where technology could outpace software and fail.

    These companies have no clue, and I agree with the previous post. Until they come up with software that demmands more powerfull cpu's then it is just a marketing gimick to get hype and make consumers spend their money.
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  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    At the moment it's little more than a gimmick but don't hold your breath... the apps to take advantage of it will surely flood the market. Wasn't it Bill Gates who once said he can't see anyone ever needing more than 256K of RAM? Hmmm...

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