HTC Unveils the Desire 820, Features Snapdragon 615 With 64-bit Support

HTC unveiled a new device early this morning, the Desire 820, showcasing it to media at IFA in Berlin, Germany. Separating it from the competition, the Desire 820 features Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, complete with 64-bit support and big.LITTLE architecture.

Besides being one of the first phones to pack full 64-bit support, even though that feature won’t really matter until Google pushes Android L to the general public, the Desire 820 is geared towards the mid to high range market, featuring a 5.5″ HD display, 2GB of RAM, 13MP rear-facing shooter, 8MP front-facing shooter, Bluetooth 4.0, 4G LTE connectivity, 2,600mAh battery, and running Android 4.4+.  (more…)

Sony Teases #XperiaDetails Ahead of IFA Press Conference

Next week is IFA in Berlin, which means a deluge of unveilings is nearly upon us. Of course, in vying for media attention, a few companies have jumped the gun, but others – such as Sony – apparently prefer to retain an element of surprise.

A specific example? The new teaser video released this morning, which subtly hints at features we can expect in the manufacturer’s as-yet unrevealed devices. (more…)

Report: LG Plans Sequel to G Watch, Unveiling Possibly Set for IFA in September

According to Korea Times, who source an unidentified LG official, the Korea-based manufacturer is almost finished on the second version of the G Watch, its Android Wear-powered smartwatch that was made available only a couple of months ago. Reportedly titled G Watch 2, the smartwatch is apparently a bit more high-end, set to compete with Apple’s upcoming “iWatch” device.

While the LG official claims that the G Watch 2’s unveiling is set for IFA, it was not specified if the watch would see a global unveiling or simply a client-only behind-closed-doors unveiling for VIPs. The one thing made certain was that it would be ready in time for IFA, though.  (more…)