64 Bit-Ready Android Phone?

Since Android L was announced with 64-bit support back in June, GigaOm asks what new device was going to be the first handset with a compatible chipset?

According to a new leak from @upleaks, the first Android phone with a 64-bit chipset looks like it’ll be an HTC Desire-like handset running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410.

The Snapdragon 410 chipset will be the first of many Qualcomm 64-bit processors.

The HTC One max and Samsung Note 4 are believed to have Qualcomm 805 processors, still in the 32-bit camp.

Qualcomm’s high end 64-bit family includes the Snapdragon 808 and 810, while mid-range 64-bit processors include the Snapdragon 410, 610 and 615.

Unlike the rest of the 64-bit Snapdragon family, the 808 and 810 likely won’t show up in devices until the first half of 2015, while 410 devices are arriving now, and 610/615 will hit in Q4.

NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 processor comes in two flavors. The first version features a 32-bit, ARM Cortex-A15 quad-core processor paired with 192-core NVIDIA Kepler graphics. It’s already available in a handful of devices.

The second version features a 64-bit CPU paired with the same graphics technology. It features NVIDIA’s “Project Denver” processor which is based on ARMv8 architecture. The Tegra K1 “Denver” chip has yet to hit the streets.

Android L is expected to be released in late 2014, perhaps around the time that Apple’s IOS-8 becomes available.

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