After Apple announced the new 64 bit A7 chip for the iPhone 5s, we were left wondering if Android OEMs would follow suit. And it seems like Samsung will be the first to do so. The chief of Samsung Mobile Shin Jong-kyun gave out the info, although he clarified that it might take a while to materialize.
The ability to have a 64 bit processor means more RAM capability among other things which currently peaks at 3GB for Android smartphones. However, getting a 64 bit processor on a smartphone will seem pointless if Google doesn’t enable support for that particular architecture. Apple has worked a lot on its implementation of the 64 bit processor with the new iOS 7, so maybe we can expect Google to do the same with Android 4.4 KitKat.
Samsung has made tremendous inroads in the processor industry by introducing Heterogeneous Multi-Processing or HMP to the new breed of the Exynos 5 Octa chips which allows all eight cores to function independently. So while Samsung might not come up with a 64 bit chip immediately, we know it’s on the cards. The Korea Times also said that Samsung intends to breach the Chinese market which is currently being dominated by local companies like Huawei, Oppo, ZTE, Meizu, Xiaomi and others.
Source: Korea Times
Via: Android Community