Reports from the Korean press say that the latest 64-bit Exynos processor of Samsung will be ready in time for the upcoming Galaxy S5. The development of the Exynos 5430 SoC is already in its advanced stages of development and is almost done. The remaining work consists of only small technical details and logistics-related steps.
Previous reports say that the 64-bit Exynos 5430 will make its debut on the Samsung Galaxy S5 flagship which is set to be released next year. This won’t be the first 64-bit smartphone to hit the market as the iPhone 5S uses a 64-bit architecture and is the only such device available in the market so far.
The Exynos 5430 is based on the ARM Cortex A-50 architecture. This type of architecture is best known for its efficiency and is able to process more complex computations. It is also known to support DDR4 memory. There are two processor types that make up this architecture namely the Cortex-A57 and the Cortex-A53. The A53 is more power efficient while the A57 provides the highest performance.
Samsung is reportedly developing the Exynos 5430 as a true octa core processor. This means that all 8 cores can be accessed at once unlike most models that can only access 4 cores at once. The company achieves this by implementing the HMP functionality. HMP or Heterogenous Multi-Processing is a software update that allows all 8 cores to be accessed at once.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 will be the next flagship model of the company and will come with even better and advanced features. Aside from its use of a 64-bit processor the upcoming device is rumored to come with a new design build, possibly making use of aluminum materials. The company’s new plant in South Korea that’s capable of producing magnesium and aluminum casings has given some validity to this rumor.
Other rumor surrounding the S5 is that it will come with Android 4.4, 16MP camera sensor with Optical Image Stabilization, and wireless charging among others. Of course all of this must be taken with a grain of salt.