HTC A11 set to be the company’s first 64-bit smartphone

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Word around the grapevine is that HTC is looking to launch a new 64-bit smartphone in the coming days dubbed the A11. There’s no word on the precise launch date of the handset, but UpLeaks claims that the A11 will be available through Sprint in the U.S., although not as an exclusive.

The handset will reportedly be a midrange offering and will fit in nicely with the likes of the Desire 816 and the Desire 610. It is said that the device will pack the Snapdragon 410 64-bit chipset, making it the first smartphone from the company to support this new CPU architecture. However, Android will only get official support for 64-bit chipsets with Android L, so there’s not much the chip can do at the moment.


The HTC A11 is also expected to pack a 4.7 inch 480 x 854 display, a 5-megapixel camera on the back, Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Sense 6.0 UI and the aforementioned quad core chip with a clock speed of 1.4 GHz. As seen by the leaked images, the smartphone is shown to be lacking the front facing BoomSound speakers and have a more conventional looking speakers on the back. It seems like the body will be made of plastic, so it’s probably going to be a low cost offering.

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Source: @UpLeaks – Twitter