Samsung Galaxy S5 to pack 14nm 64-bit Exynos 6 processor says senior ARM exec

Samsung will launch 14nm 64-bit Exynos 6 CPU chips in 2014 and they will feature in the Samsung Galaxy S5.

The next Samsung Galaxy flagship will pack a 14nm 64-bit Exynos 6 CPU similar to the A7 processor featured in the iPhone 5S or so ARM says.

According to a senior ARM official quoted in a Korea Herald article, Samsung and ARM have finalised their plans to equip the Samsung Galaxy S5 with the new 64-bit chip.

“Executives from Samsung and ARM had a meeting today. They discussed the ARM 64-bit chip, which is expected to be used in Samsung’s smartphone next year,” said a senior manager from ARM, who remains anonymous.

“Cortex-M processors, which are used for products in the smart home system, might have been on the agenda”, teased the exec.

Samsung’s CEO of Mobile, Shin Jong-Kyun stated earlier this year that: “Yes, our next smartphones will have 64-bit processing functionality.”

The ARM official also said an 128-bit chip is a possibility for a launch within the next two years, but there are no plans to do so as yet.

“As technology moves from, for example, shifting to face recognition on smartphones from the fingerprint scanner to unlock an iPhone, it requires more powerful memory capacity.”

Recent Samsung Galaxy S5 rumours suggest the 2014 flagship could boast a 2560 x 1440p WQHD, bettering the Samsung Galaxy S4’s full 1080p HD display.

The Galaxy S5 is also tipped to come with a shiny new metal body, rather than the plastic of the S4 or the leather-effect on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

Rumours also hint that the S5 will host enhanced eye tracking technology, building on the existing functionality in the Galaxy S4.

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