With Android L able to support 64-bit architecture, we shouldn’t be surprised that OEMs are starting to crank out their first 64-bit Android phones. @upleaks over the weekend posted some new photos of HTC’s first 64-bit smartphone, although anyone hoping the device will be a flagship powerhouse along the lines of the HTC One (M8) is going to be very disappointed.
Per GSMArena, the device will apparently feature a 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and Android 4.4.2 KitKat, although in all likelihood it will be upgradeable to Android L to fully take advantage of its shiny nhew 64-bit chip. And as you can see in the pictures below, the device will feature a Samsung-esque plastic rear shell and not an aluminum shell like the ones we see in HTC’s flagship phones.
Oh, and @upleaks informs us that this will be a Sprint exclusive, which means that you really don’t have a reason to buy it even if you’re in the market for a mid-range handset.
Nonetheless, HTC releasing its first-ever Android phone with a 64-bit chip is a significant milestone because it promises better things in the future and all but guarantees that the HTC One (M9) will feature both a 64-bit processor and the high-quality aluminum build we’ve come to know and love whenever it releases next year.