With the launch of the iPhone 5s on Wednesday morning, Apple sparked a new battlefront for smartphone manufacturers – 32-bit vs 64-bit CPUs – and Samsung is keen to follow their lead.
Speaking to the Korean Times, Samsung’s mobile business chief Shin Jong-kyun advised
Not in the shortest time. But yes, our next smartphones will have 64-bit processing functionality.
It’s not promising the next Galaxy device will run a 64-bit processor but it will come soon enough.
It’s really not that big a revelation, based on recent announcements from ARM regarding their upcoming ARMv8 architecture, which will see Cortex A-53 and A-57 SOC architecture licensed to companies such as Qualcomm and Nvidia, with Intel also surely hard at work on this next generation of SOCs.
With 64-bit CPUs pretty much the standard in desktop and laptop computers, the architecture would be the natural progresion for Smartphones as well. Whether we see the 64-bit CPUs in a Samsung manufactured Exynos or a Qualcomm manufactured Snapdragon is the next question.