Rumours: will ZTE Apollo be the first 64-bit Android smartphone?


After the Apple iPhone 5S made mobile device history with it's A7 64-bit processor, there has been a race of sorts to see who will come out with the first 64-bit Android smartphone. Qualcomm has already announced 64-bit Snapdragon processors, but it seems that rumours are indicating that the first 64-bit Android smartphone will be the ZTE Apollo. The still unreleased and unannounced smartphone will supposedly be using either the Snapdragon 808 or the Snadragon 810 processor, both of which are 64-bit. However, other sources indicate that the ZTE Apollo could be coming this year, which means it would have to settle for the lower-end but still powerful and 64-bit ready Snapdragon 610 or 615 processors. The Snapdragon 808 and 810 processors are expected in 2015. Mediatek and other budget processor makers have yet to announce any 64-bit chips but we expect them to come out with their versions very soon.