As some of you already know by now – especially those who are Apple fans – the iPhone 5s is the first smartphone to feature a processor that has been built around the 64-bit architecture. Evidently, the iPhone 5s will not remain an exclusive 64-bit device for too long, and Samsung is probably going to be the next smartphone manufacturer to deliver a mobile CPU with 64-bit functionality. After all, the A7 chip found in the Apple flagship has been produced by the Korean giant.
The good news is that, 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. More details after the break.
Samsung Exynos 64-bit SoC On Its Way
The Korean media is now buzzing with fresh information concerning Samsung’s plans on releasing its first 64-bit processor. According to the latest, the company is almost done with the development of its own Exynos 64-bit chip. From our understanding, Samsung went past the more difficult parts of creating the CPU, and the chip is almost ready for its release. What remains to be done is to deal with small technical tweaks and other logistics-related steps.
Reportedly, the 64-bit unit (dubbed the Exynos 5430) will most likely make its debut on the Samsung Galaxy S5 flagship, which is rumored to be released next year, a bit earlier than we’ve anticipated. The chip will also most likely feature 8 cores just as the latest Exynos SoCs, but chances are that the Korean giant has made the 64-bit unit a true octa processor, by implementing the HMP functionality. Hopefully, this new chip will be more sought after than the rest of the Exynos processors that has been launched this year.
It remains to be seen if all the above will come to fruition. Until more details surface, feel free to share your thoughts below, and stay tuned for more.