ZTE Apollo Rumored to Be the First 64-bit Smartphone Running Android

2014-Apr-09 | Tags: androidsmartphone

Start64!Yesterday, Qualcomm unveiled to the world its next-generation mobile processors in the form of Snapdragon 810 and Snapdragon 808, and the first handset expected to be powered by the silicon has allegedly emerged online.

According to a recent article on CNMO, Chinese mobile phone maker ZTE is working on a 64-bit smartphone that features the codename of Apollo, and which should come up with one of the aforementioned chipsets.

No specific info on the processor model has been provided as of now, but it appears that this might be the first 64-bit smartphone to arrive on shelves with the Android operating system loaded on top.

However, as PhoneArena notes, Qualcomm has other 64-bit processors in its lineup too, including the Snapdragon 410, Snapdragon 610, and Snapdragon 615, and there is a great chance that ZTE will actually choose to go for one of these, especially if the smartphone is planned for launch this year.