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  • Samsung Pledges 64-Bit Chips in its Next-Gen Smartphones


    After Apple’s announcement informing the public that the A7 chip in its iPhone 5S will be the first 64-bit smartphone processor on the market, Samsung quickly revealed that its next-gen Galaxy handsets will also be going 64-bit. Samsung co-CEO Shin Jong-kyun spoke with The Korea Times about his company’s future plans revealing that the upcoming Galaxy-branded handsets will be adding 64-bit processing. The company’s current flagship Galaxy S4 and the recently announced Galaxy Note 3 are running 32-bit processors for those of you who weren’t aware.

    No specific timeline was given for its 64-bit debut, but the South Korean company typically releases one new Galaxy S and one new Galaxy Note handset per year. That being the case, it’s possible that Samsung may not have a 64-bit smartphone on the market until 2014. Shin mentioned the following regarding the matter:

    Not in the shortest time, but yes, our next smartphones will have 64-bit processing functionality.
    When the iPhone 5S was unveiled by Apple, the company touted the “desktop class” processing power of its new custom made A7 processor. The A7 is also twice as fast in raw processing power and graphics performance and is a whopping 40 times faster than the chip found in the original iPhone. To take advantage of the 64-bit capabilities of the A7, Apple’s iOS 7 mobile operating system has also been updated with a 64-bit kernel, libraries and drivers.

    Many Samsung critics have contended that the company follows Apple’s lead in technology rather than innovating with its own new features and capabilities. Apple agrees and is embroiled in a number of patent infringement suits against its rival, accusing the company of copying popular products like the iPhone, iPad and iOS platform.

    How do you feel about the situation?

    Source: The Korea Times
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Samsung Pledges 64-Bit Chips in its Next-Gen Smartphones started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 28 Comments
    1. ABOSWORTH's Avatar
      ABOSWORTH -
      No surprise here. Samsung is always improving their smartphones and both companies try to compete with one another. Some of you are so childish about this. Competition is a good thing. Do you expect Samsung to not make a 64 bit chip because Apple did first? LOL. Apple copies from others as well. It just takes them so damn long to do it that people forget who came up with the idea first.
    1. NegativeBeef's Avatar
      NegativeBeef -
      So when Apple releases their iWatch I wonder how many here will say that they copied Samsung?

      And I also wonder how many here realizes that a 64-bit CPU at this point is completely useless.
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      A 64 bit chip may seem useless at this point, but you have to start somewhere. No one is going to produce applications for a 64 bit architecture without having the hardware to use it on. So it makes perfect sense that first you must release the hardware and make it compatible for both 32 & 64 bits. Then you get developers to start developing for 64 bits and before you know it, it's all 64 bit. Sounds like a logical advancement to me.

      Some people think that there should be all these apps that need 64 bit before there is hardware to support it. What sense would that make.
    1. fleurya's Avatar
      fleurya -
      Quote Originally Posted by Channan View Post
      Apple announces burst mode. Apple announces slow-mo video. Apple announces best face.

      Yeah, Samsung is the only one copying.
      All those things were done by lowly third party devs way before Samsung or Google could integrate them and call them "innovative".
    1. Albut's Avatar
      Albut -
      Can't wait it will blow the 5s out of the water again!
    1. Biryani's Avatar
      Biryani -
      Actually Huawei was the first smartphone with 64-bit cpu with the Huawei Ascend D1. announced February 2012 and released July 2012... that is over a year before Apple announced the iPhone 5S... I am not an android fan. I Love apple and have always had iPhone since the first model. Fair is fair. Apple does use the copy machine also... it's just that everyone believes them when they say that they are first :-S
    1. jasvncnt10's Avatar
      jasvncnt10 -
      And we all know Apple wasnt the first to use a fingerprint scanner
    1. Channan's Avatar
      Channan -
      Quote Originally Posted by SRPrentice View Post
      Android doesn't support 64-bit yet anyways.
      Yes it does.