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Samsung Galaxy S5 to run 4GB of RAM?

Luke Johnson


Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung Galaxy S5

Latest Samsung Galaxy S5 rumours have suggested the upcoming phone will benefit from a whopping 4GB of RAM alongside the much mooted 64-bit processor.

According to the latest reports out of Samsung’s native South Korea, the widely expected Samsung Galaxy S5 will land with an unparalleled 4GB of RAM, up on the 3GB of memory within the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the 2GB of RAM found in most other flagship smartphones.

Suggesting the Samsung Galaxy S5 release date will launch “in the first half of next year,” the Korean tipsters have hinted that the iPhone 5S mimicking 64-bit processor recently confirmed by Samsung executives will allow the phone to support larger RAM chips.

A tough translation of the Korean reports states: “The Apple iPhone 5S applies 64-bit AP but with 1GB of RAM. 64-bit on Samsung Galaxy S5 AP 4GB of RAM.”

Claiming that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will “feed the fires of competition” within the smartphone sector, forcing rival manufacturers to follow suit, they added: “The Galaxy S5 is equipped with 4GB of RAM to 4GB if the first smartphone that will write history.”

Adding further backing to the claims, the reports have cited an “industry official” as stating: "The 4GB of RAM for 64-bit hardware specifications [will make] the strongest existing smart phones." They reported added the S5 will "level up hardware specifications of the smartphone at one point to be the best on the market.”

While Samsung has yet to acknowledge the existence of the future phone, a range of Samsung Galaxy S5 rumours have already hit the web, with a remodelled metal design tipped for inclusion alongside a speedier CPU, improved camera optics and the newly launched Android 4.4 KitKat operating system.

In a recent interview Samsung’s CEO of Mobile, Shin Jong-Kyun stated: “Our next smartphones will have 64-bit processing functionality.”

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November 1, 2013, 5:03 pm

Hang on a minute - 4GB of RAM can be addressed with a 32-bit system. Apple have run out of ideas since a certain person exited the building (and the planet) and Samsung are playing the marketing game because they have to.

64 bit systems in a phone or tablet make absolutely no difference in user experience and have absolutely no direct benefit to the customer. (R&D in the long run may prove helpful to the producers and devs).

Shiva Singh

November 1, 2013, 10:06 pm

All that RAM, for crappy TouchWiz..

Dylan Hunt

November 2, 2013, 5:16 am

only 3gb can be registered mate.


November 3, 2013, 5:07 am

In a way you have contradicted yourself in your second paragraph. User experience is only improved when the software developers make better applications.

However, after nearly 30 years, computer hardware components are much easier and faster to improve than the software. Smartphone OSes were originally designed to run on very limited hardware resources but after five years of developments, in portable devices space, the current OSes cannot utilise the hardware power. Now, companies like Google and Apple need to go back to the drawing board and redesign their software products. It will take some years but the adaptation by software vendors and consumers will take even longer.

The Qualcomm's 800 is literally the maximum power Android, in its current state, can use effectively and be beneficial to the users. More hardware power would be a total waste of power and investment from consumers' point of view. The 64bit support by no means is a marketing hype, whereas this is the next phase to make smartphones or portable devices close to its desktop counterparts. Attaching a smartphone to an external monitor for a full desktop experience requires powerful CPU/GPU and a lot of RAMs. I have a clear vision to what is coming. On a side note; Microsoft has sleepless nights for knowing what is coming to them too. Of course, they will be busy trying to kill off the rivals' platforms or make money (by patent trolling) out of products that they don't own.


November 3, 2013, 5:07 am

32bit processors can address upto 3.5GB of RAM.

Prem Desai

November 3, 2013, 12:11 pm

Apart from the increased cost and that fact that the average person thinks 64 bit is faster, what exactly is the benefit of 4Gb and 64-bit?????

Shame on Apple and Samsung, etc. They should really spend their time on things that people want e.g. battery that lasts all week or software that is not full of bugs .....


November 4, 2013, 7:48 pm

1. Transitioning to a more efficient hardware design from ARM

2. Enabling developers to more easily adapt software to desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone.

3. Steve Jobs dictating that Apple should be designing and controlling hardware as well as software. Apple is designing custom hardware. This is the last step to creating a single CPU for all Apple products.

4. Planning for software innovation. More memory is required for increasingly complicated Operating Systems and applications. Image artificial intelligence and augmented reality. It is likely that many programs will run simultaneously, and, therefore, a greater need for memory.

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