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Samsung in 'final stages' with a 64-bit Exynos processor, prime candidate for the Galaxy S5

Samsung in 'final stages' with a 64-bit Exynos processor, prime candidate for the Galaxy S5
Samsung won't be far behind Apple with a 64-bit mobile chipset, it seems, as Korean media is reporting its own Exynos line has a 64-bit SoC in final stages of development, most likely utilizing the scorching ARM Cortex-A50 architecture, whose advantages you can see in the slideshow below.

After it became clear that Samsung is still producing the A7, and the Koreans chimed in they are all for doubling the mobile chipset bits, it was a matter of time before we learn such an Exynos is indeed in the pipeline, and we might see it in the next flagship, the Galaxy S5. This chip is meant for smartphones as well as tablets, said the Samsung source, cited by the publication.

The 64-bit architecture has its advantages before the 32-bit, and these are not only the much higher amount of addressable RAM it allows, but also multitasking and overall productivity shenanigans. Its power will really shine when software gets written from the ground up to take advantage, and what better way to push developers than actually have flagship phones and tablets with the tech already on the market.

source: Daum via G4Games

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posted on 23 Sep 2013, 03:52 21

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


A53 and A57 architecture on 14nm... Holy hell this chip going to FLY.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 04:39 3

29. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)


-_- What are you planning? running a server from your phone? i think that has already be done with old galaxy nexus.
this is overkill to max.
had you mentioned the battery saving, it wouldnt have been as ridiculous

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 04:48 1

33. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)


also the android is 32 bit, go figure how you are gonna use that 64 bit as it, which it is actually bit for.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 06:35 5

52. taikucing (unregistered)


soon Google will update android into 64-bit. Just wait and see.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 08:42 1

65. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Ha. Ha.

That's a good one especially after how Google crapped all over Oracle. Seems like the Google folks forgot a few important details.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 09:17

69. Bootutu (Posts: 228; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Android is 64bit long time ago

http://www.slashgear.com/android-64-bit-support-already-baked-in-just-add-hardware-17298038/

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 04:52 4

35. joey_sfb (Posts: 6036; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


"640 kB is enough" is a myth attributed to Gates.

Bill also said "we will never make a 32-bit operating system".

My stand is technology waits for no man or company.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 07:59

62. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Well 64bit supports up to 16.8 terabytes of ram so we are not going to see anything higher anytime soon. Windows itself is only programmed to support up to 192GB and even that is more than what 99.99999999% of the population will ever need anytime soon.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 04:49 2

34. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


it will be 14nm, in 1 to 2 years (at best)...

it will be at 20nm around 2H 2014

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 08:00

63. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Arm is lagging behind already, intel is prepping 22nm chips for phones, already has them for desktops/laptops and have 15nm chips coming next year.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 11:07

75. av911 (Posts: 190; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Who ISN'T behind Intel in chip manufacturing?

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 11:19

76. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 235; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


Well, apparently Qualcomm. How many Intel powered phones/tablets are there vs the number of Qualcomm powered phones/tablets?

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 16:14

80. sarge77 (Posts: 202; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Hey got to give credit where its due but since your upgrading your processor jow about updating your antennas for each of your devices as well for three g and four g LTE and your wifi antenna thx.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 03:55 6

2. juandante (Posts: 464; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


I don't like when Apple integrate a feature all other manufacturers just jump and follow them like a fly making newbies think Apple is always innovating. Why don't they have the damn idea to add those things before Apple ? And the funny part is that 64 bit calculation is far more useful on Android than on the very basic and simple iOS.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 04:05 10

10. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


The branding on the first 64-bit smartphone processor is Samsung and not Apple, the iPhone merely got the chip earlier, but Sammy's been working on a 64bit SoC for Android for quite some time. It just debuts with A53/A57, which is why it's next year.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 04:13 4

14. juandante (Posts: 464; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


So you say that it is because the iPhone is out just at the right moment ? But the same thing goes for fingerprint scanner, and the dual LED with 'fixed tones'. Watch how in the next month every new phone will have at least one of those two features. Motorola had a fingerprint scanner but it didn't sell. I think that the manufacturers are waiting on Apple's marketing to promote what they want to put in their own phones later, and this is bad as we always have to wait on next damn iPhone most of the time to have serious new trends. They could do it without Apple (eg: Nokia with the 808), but they are lazy.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 04:18 10

18. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Really? Is OIS found in any model of the iPhone? NO.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 04:32 10

25. vincelongman (Posts: 4576; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


I agree with _Bone_, ARM already announce their 64-bit A57/53, and since Samsung used big.LITTLE with A15/A7 it was obvious that Samsung would use 64-bit A57/53 sooner or later.

Also Apple weren't the first with a 64-bit CPU, it was the Huawei Ascend D Quad with their K3V2 CPU.

There were various other phones with fingerprint readers before Motorola (2011) as well. For example the Acer Tempo M900 (2009) LG Expo (2010), Toshiba Portégé G500 (2010).

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 06:19

50. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2227; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


The K3V2 is 40nm 32-bit, not 28nm 64-bit.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 06:15

49. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2227; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


I'm looking at the teardown, and it clearly shows Apple. Samsung couldn't brand the A7 and sell it, because they lack the Architecture license for custom ARM. I know ig hurts your little fanboy feelers, but its time to accept that Apple's processor design team is ahead of Samsung on the curve. Samsung will keep fabbing stock ARM designs for themselves while fabbing advanced custom ARM dilicon for Apple.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 10:24

88. saffant (Posts: 274; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


Apple designed the Cyclone core in the A7 which happens to be built around the ARMv8 architecture. Samsung just provided their production resources to manufacture these socs in bulk. Apple gets full credit for being the leader.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 04:17

17. TheM16 (Posts: 80; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


That’s why nothing special about Samsung as usual.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 04:19 16

19. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Except their market share, income, and products. Yup.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 04:26

23. TheM16 (Posts: 80; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


"Sure"...

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 04:53 3

36. JMartin22 (Posts: 1984; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


He's right though, what are you advocating? Companies like MediaTek making 8-core CPUs, each with low-quality processing and energy conservation, coupled with the fact that the vast majorities of applications only utilize up to 2 cores.

Let's face it, these big companies like Samsung/Qualcomm have the resources and the money to employ the best engineers to make the most cutting-edge technology a reality.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 09:01 1

68. volcano321 (Posts: 20; Member since: 08 Aug 2013)


You were just owned. In this situation it's better to keep quiet.. lol

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 04:33 1

27. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1484; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


I think it's just like, useful or not just have it anyway. Their just keeping to trend or marketing.....

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 07:24

58. OmarF82 (Posts: 17; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)


Did you read this sentence in the article? "After it became clear that Samsung is still producing the A7..."

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 03:56 1

3. jose.vu (Posts: 16; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


Problems are still energy efficiency and software optimization, I still don't think 64bit is good for mobile phone right now, it's good for marketing though ...

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 19:09

81. RomeoJDR (Posts: 244; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)


Agree. An upgrade in Cortex architecture amounts to enormous performance and efficiency improvement with or without 64bit. I just have not read anywhere how 64bit is an advantage unless you have more than 4GB of working memory to utilize. The Note 3 tops the list at 3GB and I really can't see dedicated graphics memory added to a phone for a while, so what is the point of 64bit until phones contain the other hardware necessary to take advantage of it?

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