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Samsung: 64-bit Exynos chip ready for mass production

updated 06:05 pm EDT, Sat October 26, 2013

Samsung ready to follow Apple's lead with 64-bit chip

During the conference call for its most recent quarterly results, Samsung confirmed that it has a 64-bit Exynos processor ready for mass production. according to IT Today, the South Korean tech conglomerate said that there were a few "technical preparations" still ongoing, but that the chip should be ready for release next year. Should Samsung release a 64-bit device in the near future, it would be following quickly in the footsteps of Apple, which became the first manufacturer to ship such a device with its new iPhone 5s.

Samsung was quick to follow Apple's touting of the 64-bit A7 processor its own announcement that 64-bit processing was on its way to the company's Galaxy line of Android-powered devices.

"Not in the shortest time. But yes, our next smartphones will have 64-bit processing functionality," Samsung CEO JK Shin said at the time.

Such processing power does result in some performance gains, but there is disagreement as to the benefits consumers will be able to perceive. The technology proves most useful when it is paired with more than 4GB of RAM, and no mobile devices currently on the market pack that much memory. Apple maintains, though, that iOS apps run faster on the A7.

Shortly after the debut of the iPhone 5s, critics decried what they called a marketing gimmick on Apple's part. A Qualcomm executive went on record calling it a gimmick, but at the same time noting that Qualcomm was working on such technology for devices that use its processors. Qualcomm distanced itself from that statement shortly thereafter, and the executive that made it recently resigned.



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  1. Mechanic

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    Lol copycats. But without a 64 bit os to go with it it is a waste.

  1. Mechanic

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    Joined: 12-11-11

    Qualcomms exec was reprimanded by them and lost his position because of his big mouth too, and qualcomm publicly stated he was wrong. And that there working on there own 64bit chip too.

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