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Samsung Galaxy S5 features again tipped to feature 64-bit CPU

Luke Johnson



New Samsung Galaxy S5 specs have leaked online, with the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4 follow-on once again tipped to run a powerful 64-bit processor.

While the Korean manufacturer has already hinted that its next-generation of flagship phones will be powered by a PC-esque 64-bit processor, it had been suggested that the first high-spec processors would miss the Samsung Galaxy S5, and instead land on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 later next year.

Now, however, latest reports have suggested that Samsung has managed to speed up the development process of its own-branded 64-bit processor, ensuring the CPU will be ready for an early 2014 Samsung Galaxy S5 release date.

“According to the latest bits of information coming from Samsung’s homeland, the company is pretty much done with developing its in-house 64-bit CPU,” tech blog GforGames has reported.

They added: “From our understanding, Samsung went past the more difficult parts of creating the CPU, and the chip is almost ready for its release.”

Apple’s iPhone 5S was officially released last month, lining up as the first smartphone to run a 64-bit processor. Apple’s A7 chip, which is actually manufactured by Samsung, has now also been confirmed to feature within the newly unveiled iPad Air and iPad mini 2 with Retina display.

Following the unveiling of the iPhone 5S in September, Samsung was keen to stress that it would be following suit on the smartphone front, stating that its future flagship phones would benefit from a 64-bit processor.

Facing questioned on whether its future phones will run 64-bit CPUs like the iPhone 5S, Samsung’s CEO of Mobile Shin Jong-Kyun recently stated: “Not in the shortest time. But yes, our next smartphones will have 64-bit processing functionality.”

Far from the only Samsung Galaxy S5 rumours to do the rounds, reports of a 64-bit processor inclusion have been backed up by claims that the upcoming handset will run a new, metal body, Android 4.4 KitKat OS and improved camera optics.

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October 26, 2013, 1:30 pm

I would not be surprised to learn that Samsung was initially developing a 32 bit processor, but then decided to accelerate their 64 bit program because of the Apple announcement. Samsung has always been a leader in specification, at least for their high-end, and, fortunately, they are a corporate giant that can solve problems by throwing money at it.

I look forward to the competition.

However, I am concerned that Samsung would not be able to compete without their own custom SOC. I think there is a reason why other competitors have decided to do this.

I love Nokia

October 26, 2013, 10:19 pm

It was samsung who manufactured apple's a7 64 bit chipset. :P


October 27, 2013, 8:06 pm

Manufactured, yes. But not designed or developed.
Two very different things.

Adam Berg

October 28, 2013, 12:50 pm

64-bit cpu isn't better by default. Just as a low-power i7 cpu often isn't better than a regular i3 - isn't it time to step up the technical knowledge for this kind of sites.

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