The reveal is not exactly unexpected, as HTC's Chinese Weibo account posted up word a few days ago that they would soon reveal a smartphone with an 64-bit octa-core processor inside. Qualcomm has already revealed production has begun on a number of upcoming 64-bit octa-core chips, including the mid-range Snapdragon 615 and the more powerful Snapdragon 808 and 810.
In any case, next week should be an interesting one for the future of smartphones. What do you think about the prospects of a smartphone that can run 64-bit programs?
Source: Qualcomm on Twitter